This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... I its purpose the expansion of every interest that will make this city a larger and better Hudson. The various committees are divided under the following heads: Progressive league, lights and lighting, bridges and highways, beautifying the city, manufacturing interests, public halls and fire protection. The men who have been assigned to these committees are all by training and occupation equipped for the work assigned and the work already accomplished has been of great benefit to the city. Its influence has been considerable in the matter of extending the cement walks, macadamizing the public streets and securing new manufacturing plants. The officers of the Board of Trade are: F. J. Carr, president; W. J. Barter, vice president; B. C. Bunker, second vice president; Spencer Haven, secretary, and C. J. Birkhose, treasurer, with the following board of directors: Joseph Yoerg, F. 0. Crary, Robert Friend, W. H. Phipps and H. L. North. This city's public school system will compare with any in cities of similar size in the state as to the courses of study taught, the equipment and buildings. The high school, a fine, showy building, was erected in 1886, built of red pressed brick with stone trimmings, electric lighted and heated by hot air, built in the center of a square and cost $40,000. The high school enrolment is 193, who receive a full four years' course, with special studies in music and art. All graduates of the high school are admitted to normals and universities without examination, placing the Hudson school system on a very high footing. In addition to the high school there are four ward school buildings, costing $20,000. The total enrolment for this school year is 730. An eight years' course is taught in the grades, presided over by thirteen teachers, all n...
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