Earth Clock.

Earth Clock: Mini-Stonehenge

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Burlington, Vermont

When civilization collapses and humanity reverts to Stone Age technology, the citizens of Burlington may be glad that they have the Earth Clock. Vertical boulders on the grass encircle a sundial of individual rocks, each inscribed with an hourly number. However, the actual operation of the Earth Clock is surprisingly complicated, and is explained by a rather flimsy sign that seems unlikely to survive even a minor apocalypse. Earth Clock's practical potential may quickly devolve into pagan ritual.

The Clock was built in November 2006 by a local group who believed that its rock arrangement focused healing and life-enhancing energies. A bare minimum nod to 'hengedom, it's a popular hangout for solstice fans and the Green Mountain Druid Order.

Earth Clock: Mini-Stonehenge

Oakledge Park

Address:
11 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT
Directions:
Oakledge Park. Park in the lot at Oakledge Park, then walk north along the waterside trail about a quarter-mile. You'll see Earth Clock on the right.
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