The Place Names of Historic Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown
Two Historic Villages in Westchester County New York
Published by Heritage Press-The Place Names of
Historic Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, by Henry Steiner, Sleepy Hollow
Village Historian. This carefully
researched work is a collection of brief articles describing the locations,
derivations and stories behind many interesting places and place names in these
two legendary Hudson River villages.
Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown served as the backdrop for Washington Irving's famous "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," the popular story about school teacher, Ichabod Crane, and his encounter with the Headless Horseman. The tale helped to make Irving America's first internationally recognized author.
Steiner's book takes us on a tour of the community, its notable residents and place names-past and present. By carefully tracing the place names of one of America's famous communities, Steiner provides a model for collections of this type. He writes,"Place names lend character to the landscape and stand as milestones to history." The book includes an introduction, over 350 entries, photos, etchings, reference map, and an extensive bibliography.
The book is a fascinating exercise in local discovery, it begins with a motto from Henry David Thoreau-
"A man must generally get away some hundreds or thousands of miles from home before he can be said to begin his travels. Why not begin his travels at home?"
$22 + $4 shipping: 1998 175pp, bibliography, paper,
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