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Posted September 22, 1999

Photo: Persephone

This figure of the Greek goddess Persephone presides over the main reading room of the Water Resources Center Archives in O'Brien Hall. Carved from a single tree in the mid 1800s, she served as the figurehead of the ship "Zodiac," which traded on the Baltic. After languishing in a sea captain's garden for a number of decades, she was discovered and restored by an antique dealer. Two hundred and twenty pounds, and 5'2" in height, she was donated to the archives a decade ago by Mrs. Jerry Chambers. Peg Skorpinski photo.


September 22 - 28, 1999 (Volume 28, Number 7)
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