Historic Map - Hudson, WI - 1870

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Bird's eye view of the city of Hudson, St. Croix County, Wisconsin 1870. Merchants Lith. Co.

Beautiful bird's eye view map of Hudson, Wisconsin, drawn by Albert Ruger in 1870, reprint. This map captures the town of Hudson, then known as Willow River, as it appeared just thirty years after the first American settlers arrived in the summer of 1840.

The lumber industry jobs and opportunities encouraged many settlers to arrive in the 1850's and 1860's. The town's first mayor, Alfred Day Gray, petitioned to change the name of the town to Hudson in 1852, because of similarities he observed between the St. Croix River and the Hudson River in his native New York.

Lively maritime activity is depicted along the St. Croix River. Two insets in the lower corners feature illustrations of Hudson's Court House and Public School as they appeared in 1870.

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  1. Court House.
  2. Public School.
  3. Methodist Church.
  4. Congregational Church.
  5. Baptist Church.
  6. O. S. Presbyterian Church.
  7. Roman Catholic Church.
  8. Coon & Platt's Grain Elevator.
  9. Coon, Platt & Birch's Agricultural Warehouse.
  10. R. C. Libbey's Saw Mill.
  11. White & Jones Sash, Door & Blind Factory.
  12. J. C. Schneider's Plow & Wagon Factory.
  13. Hudson City Mills.
  14. Montmann's Brewery.
  15. Gridley & Wyhes Brewery.


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