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A Crane of Truth

Colonel Ichabod Bennet Crane (July 18, 1787 – October 5, 1857) was a career military officer for 48 years and the probable namesake of the protagonist in Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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While Washington Irving did not expressly admit that the character is named after Colonel Crane, the two men had met in 1814 at Fort Pike located on Lake Ontario in Sackets Harbor, New York.  Irving was an aide-de-camp to New York Govenor Daniel D Tompkins, who was inspecting defenses in the Sackets Harbor area. Crane’s somewhat unusual and memorable first name Ichabod comes from the biblical name of the grandson of Eli the High Priest and son of Phinehas

here lies Ichabod – not in Sleepy Hollow, but in Staten Island

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Tent T Cools

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The Tent of Tomorrow in the New York State Pavilion from the 1964-65 World’s Fair, at what is now Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. On the floor the largest map in the world at the time, a 130-by-166-foot map of New York State

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Sweet & Tower

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two young members of a wedding party look at the view from the lower observation desk of the World Trade Center February 14, 2001 in New York City. Thirty-three couples from around the world participated in the annual Valentine’s Day Wedding Marathon at the World Trade Center

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photos of the World Trade Center on September 10, 2001

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Life’s A Beach & Then You Marry One

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two people embracing on the beach at Jacob Riis Park in Brooklyn, New York on July 2, 1974

photo by Waring Abbott

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Somewhere Man

why

the question remains unanswered :(

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