Thursday, April 27, 2006

A little town called Hudson

Things to know about Hudson Stephenson Brown's town:

Hudson is a city in Columbia County, NY, on the River Hudson, The community was named for the river and for explorer Henry Hudson. It is the county seat.

The latitude of Hudson is 42.252N. The longitude is -73.791W.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,296.

Once a busy port city, frequented by whalers carrying whale oil and sealskins (Better known for brothels in the first part of the 20th cen. - well-over now and no vestiges at all).

Claims the oldest volunteer fire department in New York.

Known for its antique shops.

(And ready to host a ticker-tape parade when ever its son/mascot returns.)

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