At Sleepy Hollow

We have gone to Sleepy Hollow twice in the past.  As the days grow shorter, I am sharing our last visit again.

An American Family

For many years, after we moved back to New York, we wanted to visit Sleepy Hollow at Halloween time.  It probably has to do mostly with the Disney movie version of Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

If you somehow missed this classic, Bing Crosby is the narrator of the tale and does a good job telling the story and in the process poking a bit of fun at his earlier image as a crooner in the 1930s.  But it is the finale of the cartoon when the Headless Horseman pursues the hapless Ichabod Crane that really captures the essence of Halloween and the terrors of the night.  Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

So in 2007 we made our first trip (about 4 hours from where we live) and had such a good time, we returned again five years later.   In addition to many events  centered around the “Headless Horseman,” Old Dutch…

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John E. Norvell is a retired Air Force Lt Colonel, decorated air combat veteran of the Vietnam War, and former Assistant Professor of American and Military History at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has written freelance for the Washington Post, the Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, and for several newspapers around the country.
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