So far as I know, Alice B. Neal, a.k.a. Alice Bradley Haven, was the first to call our little city Rivertown, giving the name to the thinly fictionalized Hudson that was the setting for her 1850 novel The Gossips of Rivertown. It is from that novel, of course, that this blog takes its name. Now Rivertown has moved beyond the purely literary realm. The newly restored and refurbished Warren Inn has a new name: Rivertown Lodge. Its new signs were reviewed today by the Historic Preservation Commission.
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