Recently, I stumbled on this little item in the Hudson Evening Register for July 31, 1941. It reports the "take" from the parking meters in the early days of their residency on the commercial streets of Hudson.
99 PARKING METER BOXES
CONTRIBUTE TOTAL OF $164.98
The parking meter collection has been increased by $164.98 as the result of another "take" from the 99 boxes on Warren street. City Treasurer William H. Clapp announced today.
The money represents the deposits made in the Warren street boxes from July 25 to July 30 and is the first collection for the second month of the meter operations.
Mr. Clapp said $120.45 was collected in nickels and $44.53 represented the number of pennies taken in.
Tomorrow, the police will pick up the boxes from the 67 meters located on Seventh street, Park place and Columbia street.