Friday, July 3, 2015

On the Eve of the Fourth of July, 1915

July 3, 1915, was a Saturday. It must have been quiet in Hudson the previous night because the Hudson Evening Register contained no mention of Officer Miller and his exploits. Instead, there was news about activities planned for the holiday.

The front page of the paper offered the disappointing news that there would be no fireworks on Academy Hill to mark the holiday.

Since the Fourth of July fell on a Sunday, the paper reported plans for services befitting the holiday at the First Presbyterian Church.

Page seven of the newspaper provided these ideas for entertaining children and keeping them "out of harm's way" at Fourth of July picnics. Gossips' favorite idea, involving several rolls of red, white, and blue crepe paper, is explained in the second paragraph. 



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