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History of Hudson, Massachusetts, USA

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Hudson, Massachusetts, USA

Hudson, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

From around 1850 until the last shoe factory burned down in 1968, Hudson was known as a "shoe town". At one point, the town had 17 shoe factories, many of them powered by the Assabet River, which runs through town. kids.kiddle.co

Hudson includes: Collidgeville, Cove Landing, Gleason Junction, Ordway Station, and Wilkinsville.


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  • 1699 - Hudson / Feltonville is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1854 - Feltonsville
    Feltonsville, a post-village in Middlesex county, Massachusetts.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 1866 - Hudson founded
    Hudson was formerly a part of Marlborough, and was known as Feltonville. It was officially incorporated in the year 1866 and named Hudson.
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  • News 1874 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
    A fire in Hudson, Mass., Saturday, destroyed the piano forte manufactory of KOELER & SHAW. The loss is $50,000, insurance $23,000. MR. GEORGE A. CATTI...Read MORE...


  • Hudson Massachusetts, 1890
    Hudson is an attractive, enterprising and progressive town in the western side of Middlesex County, 28 miles directly west of Boston, on the Massachus...Read MORE...


  • News 1894 - THE DANGEROUS FIRECRACKER.
    It Causes a Half-Million Dollar Fire in Hudson, Mass.

    HUDSON, Mass., July 4 - Hudson was visited today by the most serious fire in the history of t...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Hudson
    Hudson, a post-village in Hudson township, Middlesex co., Mass., on the Assabet River, and on the Marlborough Branch of the Fitchburg Railroad, about ...Read MORE...


  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    Panoramic View of Bruce Pond Showing R.R. Bridge
  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    Apsley Rubber Company

    "The Goodyear Gossamer Company was founded in 1885 in Hudson by U.S. congressman and businessman Lewis Dewart Apsley and J. H. Coffin of Boston. This company produced rubber (or "gossamer") clothing; within the span of five... Read MORE...

  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    The Square
  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    View of Hudson, Mass. from Bellevue looking N.E., 1905
  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    High School, 1907
  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    Library, 1909
  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    Fuller Chandler Pattern Co.
  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    The Brett & Co.'s Factory, Hudson, Mass., 1910
  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    Library and Engine House, 1910
  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Church
  • 1916
    Hudson, a banking post-village in Hudson township (town), Middlesex co., Mass., on the Assabet River and on the Boston and Maine R., 28 miles W. of Bo...Read MORE...


  • Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Michael's Church from Bruce's Pond


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Apsley Rubber Company

"The Goodyear Gossamer Company was founded in 1885 in Hudson by U.S. congressman and businessman Lewis Dewart Apsley and J. H. Coffin of Boston. This company produced rubber (or "gossamer") clothing; within the span of five... Read MORE...

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The Square


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Panoramic View of Bruce Pond Showing R.R. Bridge

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View of Hudson, Mass. from Bellevue looking N.E., 1905

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High School, 1907

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Methodist Episcopal Church

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Library, 1909

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Fuller Chandler Pattern Co.

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The Brett & Co.'s Factory, Hudson, Mass., 1910

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Library and Engine House, 1910


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Congregational Church

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St. Michael's Church from Bruce's Pond
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