October 30, 1997 in Nation/World

Headless Horseman Rides


For the first time since Washington Irving related “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” there really is a Sleepy Hollow for the decapitated Hessian to haunt. Until last December, this New York village was called North Tarrytown, but residents, looking forward to tourist dollars, voted to change its name to Sleepy Hollow. And there he was, on a cloudy night last weekend, lurking around the edges of a Halloween celebration. “Where’s your head?” shouted a brave 8-year-old boy, who became much less cocky when the Horseman reached for the kid’s own noggin.

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