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The Search for Farcus Hott

On the frigid night of November 17, 1777 a sixteen-year-old boy named Cornelius Van Tassel Jr. fled his family’s home in terror. Breaking through the ice of a frozen river … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 27 Comments

How to get to Raven Rock

Since writing a blog post about Raven Rock last April, I’ve received several requests from courageous explorers wishing to visit the “dark glen at Raven Rock” to post detailed hiking … Continue reading

September 6, 2011 · 4 Comments

UPDATE – John Dean Rock

I’ve added some extra material to my article on John Dean Rock, including a photo of the rifle John Dean likely carried while hiding out during the American Revolution.

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

John Dean Rock

Let’s start with an image: John Dean was a farmer in the town of Mount Pleasant NY during the time of the American Revolution, and narrowly missed becoming one of … Continue reading

June 1, 2011 · 13 Comments

Raven Rock

It’s widely known that many of the landmarks in Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow are based on real places in the villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, NY. … Continue reading

April 10, 2011 · 24 Comments

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