In his The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving said that Sleepy Hollow was bewitched by a high German doctor. Some believe Irving was referring to “Hulda the witch”, a healer who had emigrated from Bavaria and who lived in what is today the Rockefeller State Park Preserve.
Was Hulda a witch or a misunderstood healer? We may never know, but we do know that she died a hero fighting the for the American revolution and is certainly an intriguing part of the Preserve’s history.
SOURCE: Rockefeller State Park
Location: Rockefeller State Park, Pleasantville, NY
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