Washington Irving Was the Original City Slicker. Here’s What Happened When He Went West.

Washington Irving leaves Gotham to explore the frontier. As he entered New York City on May 21, 1832, Washington Irving, the acclaimed author of “Rip Van Winkle,” was having a Rip Van Winkle moment of his own. Irving had charmed thousands of readers with the story of Rip, a henpecked husband who falls asleep for[…]