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Who is Baltus Van Tassel in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

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Who is Baltus Van Tassel in Washington Irving's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'?

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow':

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is a short story that is set in the Hudson River valley in New York, a region originally settled by the Dutch. For this reason, many of the place names still have a Dutch influence. In addition, the author Washington Irving used Dutch-influenced names for the characters in his story.

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In 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' Baltus Van Tassel was the local squire. He was the richest farmer in the area who owned a large home and farm. He...

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