Forgotten Tales of New York

Author(s): Melanie Zimmer
Original Publish Date: Aug 28, 2009
Product Number: EB00752750
Released: Jan 31, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781614235415
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Learn the Empire State's little known history—from bone-stealing dogs to the world's largest puzzle—by the author of Curiosities of the Finger Lakes. Few New Yorkers remember the night when firemen, in tuxedos and top hats, were dragged from a ball to extinguish a Waterloo blaze, or the typographical error that reported Theodore Roosevelt taking a "bath" instead of his presidential "oath." Still fewer remember Cephas Bennett, a missionary from Utica and printer of the first Burmese Bible, or H. L. Mencken's humorous article on the history of the bathtub, still quoted today as factual although entirely invented. Seasoned storyteller Melanie Zimmer seamlessly weaves together these hard-to-believe, yet entirely true, tales. From the monster of Seneca Lake to the man who inspired the American icon Uncle Sam, discover the lost secrets of the Empire State. Includes photos!

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