Monthly Archives: August 2011

Ch13 Myths and Legends

Ch13 The White Mountains Stories and legends associated with the White Mountains

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Ch12 Myths and Legends

Ch12 The Last Revel At Printz Hall A fiddler teases the owner of a haunted mansion in front of witnesses. The man offers him the job as caretaker. Not wishing to lose face the fiddler accepts. The Printz Hall of … Continue reading

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Ch11 Myths and Legends

Ch11 The Last Shot At Germantown Future events at wartime are oft foretold by dreams and wondrous signs. This is a collection of such stories which ends with the Revolutionary War battle of Germantown. The story comes from Myths and … Continue reading

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The Short Attention Span Philosopher #276

#276 Mike Nicholls

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The Tape Recorder

01 The Tape Recorder A grandfather explains to his grandson what a tape recorder was.

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Ch10 Myths and Legends

Ch10 Dolph Heyliger A doctor in New Amsterdam has bought some property that the locals say is haunted. He sends Dolph, a young man, to investigate and sure enough Dolph sees a spirit who turns out to be his own … Continue reading

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The Short Attention Span Philosopher #275

#275 President Andrew Jackson  

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Ch09 Myths and Legends

Ch09 The Party From Gibbet Island Before it was Ellis Island it was Gibbet Island as that was the location of the gallows used for pirates and mutineers. This is a tale of three hung pirates responding to their captains … Continue reading

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Ch08 Myths and Legends

Ch08 The Ramapo Salamander The German immigrants working at a forge in the Ramapo Valley believe the fire should be put out once every 7 years to prevent the birth of a fiery salamander capable of much mischief. Hugo the … Continue reading

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Ch07 Myths and Legends

Ch07 Why Spuyten Duyvil Is So Named A trumpeter on a mission to warn the New Amsterdam settlers of an English invasion is stopped by a body of water and no ferryman. He swears he will cross in spite of … Continue reading

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Ch06 Myths and Legends

Ch06 Why the Spuyten Duyvile Is So Named The tale of the New Amsterdam trumpeter sent to warn of a British invasion who can’t find a ferryman. He vows to cross the water in spite of the devil. The devil … Continue reading

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Ch05 Myths and Legends

Ch05 Dunderberg This is the story of the imps, goblins, and other demons who live atop Thunder Mountain and raise squalls on the waters below.

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Ch04 Myths and Legends

Ch04 Storm Ship On The Hudson This tale tells of a ghost ship that sails up the Hudson. Some say it is Henry Hudson and his men headed to the Catskills for a carouse and others believe it to be … Continue reading

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Ch03 Myths and Legends

Ch03 The Catskill Witch A witch sits atop a monster turned to stone and brews the weather.

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Ch02 Myths and Legends

Ch02 The Baker’s Dozen A tale concerning the supernatural origins of the baker’s dozen.

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Ch01 Myths and Legends

Ch01 Captain Kidd’s Treasure Captain Kidd, the pirate, was thought to have buried treasure all up and down the Atlantic coast. This is the tale of the one treasure found and the ghostly terrors visited on those who sought the … Continue reading

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The Short Attention Span Philosopher #274

#274 Isaac Singer

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