Major Andre In Tappan

Dated: September 13 2014

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     Arguably, the most important event in the long history of the hamlet of Tappan was the trial and execution of Major John Andre.  He was hanged as a spy on October 2, 1780 on top of what is now known as Andre Hill.  It's a great story, with all sorts of twists and turns.  Even though Andre was tried as a spy, the real villain, of course, was the American hero and traitor, Benedict Arnold.  On Monday, September 15 at 10:10 AM, I will be a guest of Claire Sheridan of the Historical Society of Rockland County'on her radio show on WRCR at 1300 on the AM dial .    It will also be streamed live at WRCR.com.  Listeners will be able to phone in with their questions and comments, and I think it will be an interesting segment.  For example:  what happened to one of Major Andre's big toes?  Stay tuned, as the announcers would say.
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Thano Schoppel

I have been a resident of Tappan for forty years, and still live in the 1860 Italianate Victorian house my wife Jean and I bought all those years ago. I have always been active in the community, inclu....

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