This sundial once stood in front of the Ames Public Library on the northeast corner of the site of the original 1904 library building. The inscription on the base of the sundial says: "Presented by Sundial Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1914." The Sundial Chapter of the DAR was organized on October 7, 1907, by Mrs. Anson Marston. The name of the chapter was suggested by Hattie Willey, a member who possessed a sundial that was the property of Mr. Willey's paternal ancestor, the Elder William Brewster, beloved pastor of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. A duplicate of the Plymouth Colony sundial was made for the Ames Chapter of the DAR. After it was displayed for many years on the grounds of the Ames Public Library, it was removed and is to this day [2010] on display on its pedestal in the patriotic area of the Ames Municipal Cemetery at East 9th Street and Maxwell Avenue.


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