Kinderhook (Images of America) (Hardcover)

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Kinderhook (Images of America) By Lisa Lamonica, Bruce G. Hallenbeck (Foreword by) Cover Image
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First inhabited by the Mohicans and settled before 1651, Kinderhook, New York, has an intriguing historical past. While the town has ties to the American Revolution and was home to America's eighth president, Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook is most known for being the origin of America's first ghost story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." The story's main character, Ichabod Crane, was based on Washington Irving's close friend Jesse Merwin, a teacher who moved to Kinderhook in 1808. Due to the story's success and its terrifying icon, the Headless Horseman, Kinderhook and the Hudson Valley have evolved from farmland and sleepy folklore to an area full of cultural interest. Today, Kinderhook's celebrated art galleries and restaurants attract visitors and locals alike.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781540239945
ISBN-10: 1540239942
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Publication Date: August 19th, 2019
Pages: 130
Language: English
Series: Images of America