HUDSON , acity and the
See also:county-seat of
See also:Columbia county, New
See also:York, U.S.A., on the E. side of the Hudson
See also:river, about 114 M . N. of New York City and about 28 m . S. of Albany . Pop . (1890) 9970; (1900) 9528, of whom 1155 were
See also:born; (1910
See also:census) 11,417 . It is served by the Boston & Albany, the New York Central & Hudson River and the (electric) Albany & Hudson
See also:railways, by river steamboats, and by a steam
See also:ferry to Athens and Catskill across the river . The city is picturesquely situated on the slope of Prospect
See also:Hill; and
See also:Park, on a
See also:bluff above the steamboat landing, commands a
See also:fine view of the river and of the Catskill Mountains . Among the public buildings and institutions are a fine city
See also:hall, the Columbia County
See also:House, a public library, a Federal
See also:building, a State Training School for Girls, a State Firemen's Home, an
See also:Asylum, a Home for the Aged and a hospital . The city's manufactures include
See also:hosiery and knit goods,
See also:cement (one of the largest manufactories of that product in the
See also:United States being here), foundry and machine
See also:shop products,
See also:car wheels, ice tools and machinery,
See also:beer, bricks and tiles and furniture . The value of the factory products in 1905 was $4,115,525, an increase of 58.1% over that in 1900 . The
See also:municipality owns and operates the
See also:works . Hudson,-which was originally known as Claverack Landing, was for many years merely a landing with two
See also:rude wharfs and two small storehouses, to which farmers in the neighbourhood brought their produce for shipment on the river .
See also:Late in 1783 the place was settled by an association of merchants and fishermen from Rhode
See also:Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard . The
See also:present name was adopted in 1784, and the city was chartered in 1785 . For many years Hudson had a considerable foreign commerce and whaling interests, but these were practically destroyed by the war of 1812 .
HUDSON BAY (less often, but more correctly, HUDSON'...
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