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How did Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow get their names?
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Tarry Town got its name from "the good housewives of the adjacent country" who gave the city its name because their husbands would linger, or tarry, around the village tavern on market days.
Sleepy Hollow was named because of the "listless repose of the place and the peculiar character of its inhabitants - a drowsy, dreamy influence" seemed to "hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere".
Posted by dymatsuoka on November 28, 2007 at 1:00 PM (Answer #1)
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