One of our favorite subjects here is the legend of The Old Leather Man. We've written a bit about him, including the controversy in 2011 when the Ossining Historical Society decided to move his remains to a "safer" place in Sparta Cemetery (away from New York's Route 9—and the old grave was about 5 feet from it, no exaggeration) and wanted to do a DNA analysis on anything they found to help identify him. Well, as many of you know, Ol' Leathery had the last laugh: After all the controversy, once the grave was exhumed, there were no remains to be found, just a few coffin nails. Still, the Old Leather Man's grave has been moved, and in July 2012, we paid a visit to Sparta Cemtery to see his new digs for ourselves. The cemetery is one of the oldest in the area, established in 1764 and home to many of our soldiers killed during the American Revolution. And it certainly looks the part: As you can see, it's hard to miss the stone once you find it. To make it easy for the rest of you—it's about 40 yards to the right from the cemetery's entrance via Route 9, about halfway up the hill. Here's another shot from back a little farther: As you look at the above images, there's a flagpole that's a few feet to the right, which should aid you in finding the grave. As you may have noticed in the closer shot, there's a bunch of items on top of the stone— We don't know about the necklaces or dog, but there's a story that children used to leave old pennies on fence posts for the Old Leather Man, and then when they would go back after he passed, they would find the pennies shined. We left a few that were in our pockets—we'll see if they're shiny on our next visit back! If you go, as with visiting any cemetery, please respect the others who are interred here. And as mentioned, it's a site rife with history, so take extra care when moving about the grounds.