Today is Earth Day, the day that marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Today is also an anniversary for us in Hudson. On April 22, 1785, the City of Hudson was incorporated by an act of the New York State legislature, making it the first city to be incorporated in the new United States.
Plate 4, No. 12, Amerique Septentrionale, Etat de New York, by Jacques Louis Milbert. From the collection of the Columbia County Historical Society