A Hudson Valley Writer on the Ancient Custom of Christmas

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on December 23, 2014 in Folklore, History |

Buffer  Viewers of the Fox Television temporary hit series Sleepy Hollow follow a story very loosely based on one of America’s first hits in the world of literary fiction, penned by the Hudson valley writer Washington Irving.  The TV show is set in the Tarrytown, New York area (dismissing by default Kinderhook, New York’s claim […]

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An Inside View of an Archaeological Project: The Adam Shafer Site in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, New York

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on December 9, 2014 in Archaeology |

Buffer  In 2011, construction planning of a new agricultural and environmental resources center at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill required that a Phase 1 archaeological survey be performed before construction could be permitted.  Curtin Archaeological Consulting, Inc. performed this survey, finding evidence that part of the site had been used by […]

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