The City of Hudson was incorporated on April 22, 1785. On April 7 of that year, The Gazette, the newspaper from which the Register-Star traces its roots, began publication.
The bicentennial issue of the Register-Star, published on April 8, 1985, celebrating its own 200th anniversary not the city's, can now to viewed in its entirety online, on the Hudson Area Library's page at nyheritage.org.
This historic issue of the Register-Star is definitely worth perusing. (Yes, that's a congratulatory letter from Ronald Reagan, then President of the United States, reproduced on the front page.) The first section provides a snapshot of life in Hudson and the surrounding area in 1985. The later sections (this paper was 34 pages long) provide a fascinating history of journalism in Hudson. Click here to start exploring.
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