Gallup, New Mexico: Gallup Historical Sun Daggers

A Sun Dagger is a Stonehengian variation of a sun dial (or vice-versa). This one's shadow arcs across a plaza inscribed with high points in Gallup history.

Address:
207 W. Hill Ave., Gallup, NM
Directions:
Downtown, in the courthouse plaza. The Dagger is on the south side of W. Aztec Ave. between S. 2nd and S. 3rd Sts.
Admission:
Free
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Gallup Historical Sun Daggers

A giant working sun-dagger stands on the plaza in front of the McKinley Courthouse. Over the course of a day, the shadows cast by the stone monument land on plates embedded in the plaza, each plate commemorating an historic event in Gallup history. Included are the first movie filmed in Gallup and the coming of the railroad. Visit on a sunny day.

[David Pike, 05/11/2013]

How does the Sun know all of those dates? Amazing!


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