The sundial near the library was erected in 1930, a gift of that year's graduation class. The sundial's original motto read "Ad Astra Per Aspera" [to the stars through hard work]. In recent years the sundial was replaced by the present one [now also vandalized] with the more prosaic motto, "Tempus Fugit" [time flies].(Brackets in the original.) I think the original motto was much more interesting than the current one, which is on many sundials. The original motto is not as widely used.
The sundial received an entry in the Jasper County Interim Report, which mistakenly lists it as constructed in 1914. If the people who made the entry had had correct information about it, they might not have listed it.
analemma the sun is crossing the median line, which means there is no distortion in properly aligned sundial. That only happens four time a year. How is that for a bit of useless trivia?