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Mystery photo – Where is this student sitting? Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Aug. 29, 2010

A girl diligently studies below the gaze of a master. So, here’s a question for you students of York County, Pa., sites and scenes. Can you locate this painting? Answer below. Also of interest: Hellfire, of a different sort and Day of the alligator.

Neat stuff from all over … .
Did you know the slinky is made in Pennsylvania? Blair County, in fact.
And that it originated in and around the ship yards in Philly?
That venerable toy and other everyday items that originated in the maritime world are profiled at the Independence Seaport Museum… .

Foot-weary visitors to Historic Philadelphia might be tempted not to continue on to the Delaware River waterfont, where the seaport museum – and its slinky It Sprang from the River exhibit awaits.
But the waterfront sites are easy to get to by vehicle.
Unsung site: Well, it looks like we located the former Elmwood roll of honor – a query raised by a reader. Or maybe not. Check out conflicting views in the comment area of that post.
Upcoming event of note: Yorkblogger June Lloyd will speak on York County’s Agricultural History and Preservation at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market Street. The free event starts at 10:30 a.m.
Blog post of the week: Only York’s Joan Concilio, “When vinyl was king: Remembering Record Club of America,” will bring back memories.
Forum of the week, The Exchange: The “locavore” movement – eating as much locally produced food – seems to be growing. See what people are saying about this.
Also of interest:

*This painting in the photograph above, taken by a York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer, covered a wall in the student lounge area of Penn State York, on the lower level of the administration building.
*Edited, 8/30/10