News and Commentary about the City of Hudson, New York
Thursday, December 5, 2013
An Idea That Didn't Work
As the happy hour approaches, Gossips reminds readers that today is Repeal Day. Eighty years ago today, on December 5, 1933, at 5:32 p.m. Eastern Time, the 21st Amendment was ratified, ending Prohibition.
This blog takes its name from the 1850 novel by Hudson author Alice B. Neal. The original Gossips of Rivertown cast a gimlet eye on Hudson society in the mid-19th century. More than a century and a half later, the new Gossips carries on the spirit of the original, but in a different genre and with a different focus.