Hudson Toll Bridge

Images of Hudson: Then & Now

The St. Croix County Historical Society participated in St. Croix RiverFest this year by creating a video for the annual celebration on the St. Croix River in mid-July. The Historical Society’s video “Images of Hudson: Then & Now” highlights some historic photos from our photo collection paired with drone videos

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The Bulletin Spring 2020

SCCHS Launches New Digital Newsletter

The St. Croix County Historical Society distributed it’s first digital newsletter on May 5th, 2020.  For many years the printing of The Bulletin newsletter has been donated to the Historical Society.  With the COVID-19 closure we no longer have access to the donated print. This has created an opportunity to

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Vine Street Architectural Treasure Hunt

Picturesque Vine Street has long been one of the main thoroughfares through Hudson. Take a stroll down Vine Street to find the homes of Hudson’s former residents on the Vine Street architectural treasure hunt. View a pdf of the Vine Street Architectural Treasure Hunt

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Hudson Star & Times

Downtown Hudson Architectural Treasure Hunt

The Historical Society invites you to take a walk around historic downtown Hudson and enjoy the architectural treasure hunt. How many of these Hudson business buildings can you find? View a pdf of the Downtown Architectural Treasure Hunt

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Phipps House

Third Street Architectural Treasure Hunt

Whither you are out for a daily stroll, walking the dog or enjoying a walk with your family, the Historical Society invites you to have fun with an architectural treasure hunt. How many of these buildings on Hudson’s historic Third Street can you find? View a pdf of the Third

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8th History Grade Tour

Historical Society Seeks Volunteers for 8th Grade History Tour

St. Croix County Historical Society seeks volunteers for the Annual 8th Grade Hudson History Tour on Friday, April 28. The history tour includes a walking tour for students in the morning, followed by history booths and activity at Lakefront Park in the afternoon. The annual history tour is a great

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Bank of Hudson

Bank of Hudson Window

Alfred Goss, a prominent banker and businessman, came to Hudson in the late 1850s. He was an officer of the First National Bank which was organized 1863. In 1870 the Hudson Savings Bank was organized with Alfred Goss as its president. Mr. Goss also invested in the construction of downtown

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Hudson Toll Bridge

5 Historic Places in Hudson Worth Seeing

#1. Old Hudson Toll Bridge The Hudson Toll Bridge, accessed in Lakefront Park, once connected Wisconsin and Minnesota. The needed bridge was not without its share of controversy, especially from ferry boat operators. In about 1910 a Bridge Boosters organization was formed to promote bridge the project. The St. Croix

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St. Croix County 1840

St. Croix County Boundaries

  St. Croix County in 1840 was over ten times larger than it is today. The county used to encompass as far south as Prescott and as far north as Canada. Early French explorers, traders, and missionaries traveled throughout the region in as early as the 1600s. They interacted with

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John Till

John Till the Plaster Doctor

That’s right – the plaster doctor of Somerset, Wisconsin, a self-described “doctor” who treated patients without a license between 1905 and 1908. John Till allegedly cured hundreds of people with various ailments – ranging from cancer to corns, all with his handy plaster. Of course not without the help of

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