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Philipsburg Manor

This is a restoration of a colonial-era Dutch settlement, once part of a 52,000 acre estate owned by the Philipse family. It has been restored to its appearance in 1750 when it was home to several hundred tenant farmers and two dozen African slaves. Programs and events show how Dutch, African, and Native American cultures became entwined at this colonial outpost. The Manor's mill pond makes an appearance in Washington Irving’s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Irving wrote of Ichabod Crane “Our man of letters, therefore, was peculiarly happy in the smiles of all the country damsels. How he would figure among them in the church-yard . . . or sauntering, with a whole bevy of them, along the banks of the adjacent mill-pond; while the more bashful country bumpkins hung sheepishly back, envying his superior elegance and address.” Learn more about Philipsburg Manor in these books:
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History of the Tarrytowns
History of the Tarrytowns
Our Price: $24.95

History of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (formerly North Tarrytown) by Wally Buxton (William C. Gross) and Jeff Canning. A comprehensive history of the two villages. 384 pages, hard cover, historic photos and maps. Signed by co-author Jeff Canning! more info
The Place Names of Historic Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown
The Place Names of Historic Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown
Our Price: $23.95

The Place Names of Historic Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown by Henry Steiner. More than 350 carefully researched articles describing the places and place names of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. The author devotes several pages to the several Headless Horseman bridges which have spanned the spot where Ichabod was unseated by the pumpkin--by far the most extensive examination we've found. If you are searching for the landmarks from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," this book is a must-have. References and bibliography make this book an ideal starting point for further study of the two villages. The author is Sleepy Hollow's village historian. 180 pages, soft cover, photos, historic engravings, and maps. Signed by the author! ISBN 0788409611 more info
Edgar Mayhew Bacon's Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow
Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow
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Historian Edgar Mayhew Bacon's classic history of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow spans the years from the first Dutch settlement in the late 1600s to the year 1897. Bacon recounts the lives and customs of early settlers, events of the American Revolution, the thrilling capture of British spy John André, local legends and folklore, the grand estates that sprung up around the home of Washington Irving, and the transformation of the sleepy farming communities into modern suburban villages.

Color cover, black-and-white text. 5.5" x 8.5", 214 pages. Printed in USA.
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