Washington Irving Memorial Park in Bixby, Oklahoma

Quintessential New York writer Washington Irving is memorialized in Oklahoma, a state that did not exist in his lifetime.

No early American writer defined New Yorkers quite like Washington Irving, a man who literally invented the nickname "Knickerbocker" for people from that area. His story is inextricably interwoven with New York, from his history of the state to the church and cemetery that inspired his well-known story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Associated forever with his bucolic...

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