Landmarks

The Sundial at Felicity

The gnomon of the 15 ft. Sundial at Felicity is a three-dimensional bronze of Michelangelo's Arm of God painted on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. The arm was sculpted and cast in bronze in New England. The rock is local but the installation required the assistance of a mining engineer and a special drill. The bronze Roman numerals give the time. A sundial is  precisely accurate once a year and this was set at noon on Christmas Day. The arm points to the  Church on the Hill at Felicity built in 2006.  The Hill of Prayer ,  site of the Church, was built in January 2002 by  moving 150,000 tons of earth (engineered to earthquake zone 4 specifications). The church will remain the highest point in the Town of Felicity now and in the future.

Sculpture at Entrance

The 25 ft. high section number 12 of the original stairway of the Eiffel Tower is the entrance sculpture at Felicity. In 1983, the Government of France removed approximately 500 ft. of the original stairway. Built with the technology of the 1860's, the weight of approximately 54,000 lbs. was causing sway at the top of the then 94 year old tower. Twenty sections were sold at auction on the tower on 1 December 1983. Most are in museums and a few in private hands. Section 12 was bought at auction in June 1989 at the Chateau de Cheverny. The installation of the 6,600 lb. section required engineering and a building permit. It serves no practical purpose, but is part of the spirit of Felicity.

The Felicity Post Office

The Felicity Post Office was dedicated on 5 December 1987 at a time when thousands of small post offices were being eliminated as an economy measure. The town, whose population then numbered two, saw over 2,300 letters mailed that day. The dedication ceremony was highlighted by a speech in Chinese by Consul Zhou of the People’s Republic of China who traveled 600 miles for the occasion. It is operated by the town at a cost  to the Federal Government of one dollar per year. Twenty uncashed one dollar checks are on file.


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