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Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow

Life, Customs, Myths and Legends

By: Edgar Mahew Bacon
Foreword by: Jonathan Kruk

Price: CAD $27.95

Publisher: HVA Press

Imprint: HVA Press

180 Pages

4.75 X 7 ins

ISBN:  9781948697002 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 09/27/2018

Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow has forever made the locale immortal in American history. In Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleep Hollow, historian Edgar Mayhew Bacon brings the world of early America to life with true tales about The Old Dutch Church (the setting for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow), Sunnyside, and the area's role in the American Revolution. Also included is a chapter of "Myths and Legends" and the story of The Headless Hessian.

Edgar Mahew Bacon is an important author of early New York history. His works include The Hudson River from Ocean to Source and Henry Hudson: His Times and Voyages. He spent most of his life in Tarrytown and is buried at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in New York.

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk was named "Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley" by Hudson Valley Magazine. He performs The Legend of Sleepy Hollow throughout the Hudson Valley at historic sites, schools, libraries and festivals, including sold out shows at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow. He is the author of Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley.


Edgar Mayhew Bacon was born a U.S. citizen in Nassau in 1855 and spent most of his life in the Tarrytown area. Before becoming a historian and writer, he worked in a bookstore in Albany. He was married in1903 to Anna Beard. He was a member of the Reformed Dutch Church of Tarrytown, American Historians Association, and the National Geographic Society. He died in 1935 and is buried at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in New York.



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