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Where in the Valley - Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT

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Here is the answer for Where in the Valley...? for March 13 to March 28, 2002

Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT
Photograph: Randy Spydell

This turned out to be one of the all-time most difficult where-in-the-valleys we've done. Only one correct answer, and very few guesses. Congratulations to Tim Semple who correctly identified this location as the Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vt.

Dedicated October 28, 1995, this clock and sundial pedestal is on the campus of the Vermont Law School in South Royalton, here shown with the Old South Royalton Schoolhouse, now known as the OCB (Old Classroom Building) in the background to the left. To the right in the far background, one of the cranes currently working to replace the South Royalton Bridge over the White River is visible above the trees and Oakes Hall.

The clock is made of two Vermont marbles, and of copper and wood salvaged from Vermont farms. It holds a three-part computerized time piece: a sundial, a classical clock face, and a more contemporary (numberless) clock face (on the side we cannot see in this photo.) All of the contributing artisans are Vermonters. Jaquith, the clock's designer, is a teacher at Yestermorrow School, a design-and build school in Warren, Vermont.

Thanks to Randy Spydell for the photos and historical information.

Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT