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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sleepy Hollow Cemetary

I left you at the foot of The Old Dutch Church and Burying Grounds of Sleepy Hollow. This burying ground is where Ichabod sought refuge and the spot identified in The Legend as the final resting place of the Headless Horseman. In these burying grounds, we found many of the people who inspired Irving's characters in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is adjacent to this church and burying ground. The author of the famous tale, Washington Irving is buried in the southern end.

Here are some more photos of the cemetery:


Sweet little Kate loved running around and being outdoors. Her cousins were especially glad she came along for the trip as well!

Photo op with my brother, Joshua and his girlfriends. This was actually not staged besides me calling them to look at the camera. It was pretty much what he had to deal with all day! They certainly love their Uncle "JOSH"!

This is part of the Pocantico River inside the south gate of the cemetery. Since the location of the old, timber bridge where Ichabod was unseated by a pumpkin has been lost to time, you can visit this wooden bridge.  We were able to imagine the clatter of hoofbeats on the boards under the wheels of passing traffic.

It was a beautiful day for such a melancholy location. However, we definitely enjoyed our trip to historic Sleepy Hollow, NY!

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