Sunday, February 19, 2017

Life in Hudson in 1851

Hudson is often seen as a city of contrasts. A travel review in the New York Times last summer described Hudson as "a chic little city, albeit gritty at the edges and hippie at its heart." That same review went on retell this incident: "Nearby, a man with tattoos called out to me, 'Excuse me, is that an Ulla Johnson dress?' perfectly demonstrating the incongruous threads that bind the city."

Two items found in the same column of the Hudson Daily Star for September 30, 1851, with only two short items in between, give proof that incongruity, albeit of a somewhat different sort, existed in Hudson all those years ago. 


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