When They Filled in the Hudson River at Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow

When I was in grade school, I was taught something that was very interesting. It was very puzzling at the time because I could not quite visualize it when I was a... Read more »

Family Tradition at Christmas

Christmas is a time for family traditions to be pulled out of boxes and bags and displayed around the home. This story is about my family tradition that started before I was... Read more »
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The Last Family That Lived in the Tarrytown Lighthouse

When giving tours at the Tarrytown Lighthouse, I still have people come up to me and say, "Do you know that I have lived in Sleepy Hollow my whole life, but this... Read more »
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Steam Starts the 1899 Auto Industry

Most people that have lived in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown remember the long-standing influence General Motors had on our economy, population, and traffic throughout the Villages. Read more »

Elsie Janis and the Manor House

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow have always had its share of celebrities such as Washington Irving, John C. Fremont, John D. and William Rockefeller, Mark Twain (for a very short period), Jay Gould,... Read more »

When the Trolleys Ran in Tarrytown

Can you imagine taking a trip from Tarrytown’s Depot Plaza to White Plains in an electric trolley that made no noise, except for the sound of its bell, and did not pollute... Read more »
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A Brief History of Tarrytown, Part One

Situated on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, in an area called the Tappan Zee (Tappan for the Tappan Indians who once lived in what is now Rockland County, and Zee... Read more »

How The Tarrytown Lakes Came To Be

How many of us are so busy with our lives that we see how fast we can negotiate the curves around the Tarrytown Lakes as we hurry to get home? I was... Read more »

A Brief History of Tarrytown, Part Three

In 1901, Music Hall was one of the first theaters to show motion pictures. Presidents Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson have made appearances there. The acoustics are considered phenomenal and artists such as... Read more »