Washington Irving’s Communipaw stories describe Jersey City’s Dutch roots.

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Washington Irving, the author of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, wrote about Communipaw: “the parent of New York . . . a mirror of New Amsterdam, as it was before the conquest . . . where the reliques of the classic days of the New Netherlands are preserved in their pristine state . . .”

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One Response to Washington Irving’s Communipaw stories describe Jersey City’s Dutch roots.

  1. Sandra Bissontz says:

    I would like to learn more about Communipaw, and the earliest Dutch settlements in New Jersey and New York. How can I read Washington Irving’s work about Communipaw? I would appreciate any assistance in this regard.

    Thank you.

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