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Old 11-10-2016, 17:23
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Originally Posted by Scott Triplitt View Post
This time of year back in 1965, I read Washington Irving's short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." With Halloween just around the corner, the story seems so timely, as does its relationship to the Dutch, who have left an amazing impression upon civilization and the World. From Wikipedia, here is the essence of the story, stretching from the 1790's in upstate New York to those who ride their Spyker chariots through that beautiful countryside today.
Fascinating story, thanks for sharing! If you're interested in Dutch influences on the USA, specifically the Northeast, I can recommend the books of Russel shorto.
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