News and Commentary about the City of Hudson, New York
Monday, January 27, 2014
The Folks Across the River in 1871
In the 19th century, Hudsonians seemed to have had a rather superior attitude toward the people who lived across the river. This item, which appeared in the Hudson Evening Register on June 19, 1871, is evidence of Hudson's sense of moral rectitude.
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.