When Washington Irving wrote the immortal Legend of Sleepy Hollow, he was speaking of an area of New York that was already full of tall tales and spooky stories. Just in time for Halloween comes the book Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. This new edition features a foreword by the Hudson Valley’s master storyteller, Jonathan Kruk
The author, Edgar Mayhew Bacon, tells of the many myths and legends that surround the area, from the Headless Hessian, known to grab at travelers in the night, to the sightings of the ghostly ship The Flying Dutchman.
Gavin Caruthers, publisher of HVA Press, and Jonathan Kruk will appear on “History Alive,” hosted by Professor Richard Hull, author and Warwick Town Historian. The show will air on WTBQ Mon., Oct. 15 at 11 a.m.