Humphrey Obit

Hudson Historical Figure: Herman L. Humphrey Continued

The following biography of Judge Humphrey is from the 1882 publication The Bench and Bar Wisconsin, History and Biography. Herman L. Humphrey, Hudson, was born at Candor, Tioga county, New York, March 14, 1830. His education was in the public schools with the addition of one year in Cortland Academy. At

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Humphrey Copperhead Article

Hudson Historical Figure: Copperheads

In 1863 Herman Humphrey spoke in support of the Copperhead campaign.

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Herman Humphrey

Hudson Historical Figure: Herman L. Humphrey

The first Hudson resident to become a United States Congressman was Herman L. Humphrey (1830-1902). He came to Hudson in 1855 from upstate New York and opened his law office here. Herman and Jennie A. Cross (1830-1880) were married the same year in Dixon IL. They had five children, Herman

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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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Williams Sanatorium

Gothic-Revival Architecture: St. Croix County’s Rare Gems

A steeply pitched roof, arched windows, and decorated bargeboards mark the telltale signs of Gothic Revival architecture. This unique form of architecture was never as popular as the Italianate or Greek Revival styles in St. Croix County, but we do hold some of the most beautiful examples. Gothic architecture is most

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New Local Historic Publication

Local author, Kristina Boucher, gives insight on her recent publication, “Lost Farms of the St. Croix Valley.”   “Lost Farms of the St. Croix Valley” is a local historic publication set in the St. Croix River Valley. My book aims to explore the region’s agricultural history and further analyze why

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