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Tannersville in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rip Van Winkle

 
 
Rip Van Winkle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 22, 2020
1. Rip Van Winkle Marker
Inscription.  
Twenty year's sleep and thunderous nine-pin game, Irving's 1819 short story gave Catskill Mountains its famous Dutch character.
 
Erected 2019 by New York Folklore, William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 52.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 42° 11.827′ N, 74° 6.54′ W. Marker is in Tannersville, New York, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 23A and County Route 25, on the left when traveling east on State Route 23A. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tannersville NY 12485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tannersville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Haines Falls Honor Roll (approx. 0.8 miles away); Haines Falls (approx. 0.8 miles away); Welcome to the Kaaterskill Rail Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tannersville School Ground Improvements (approx. 1 miles away); Town of Hunter World War Memorial
Rip Van Winkle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
2. Rip Van Winkle Marker
(approx. 1 miles away); Kaaterskill Falls (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Kiersted Tannery (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tannersville.
 
More about this marker. Mark is part of William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends and Lore Series
 
Also see . . .  Rip Van Winkle (Wikipedia). Whenever thunder is heard in the Catskills, it is said the men of the mountains are bowling. (Submitted on March 23, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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