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The Hudson bathing beach and bathhouse in Lakefront Park as it appeared during its golden era in the 1940s, when it was one of the most popular spots in the community. The wooden structure was located near the current boat launch and included a large amount of wood decking and a diving board. (Hudson Star-Observer archive photo)

Doug's Diggings: Bathing beach had beginnings in 1924

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As we approach another summer of swimming, I thought it would be timely to look back at the spot that was a popular swimming hole for nearly 70 years. The old Hudson bathing beach and bathhouse was located in Lakefront Park near the current boat launch.


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Doug Stohlberg
Doug Stohlberg has been part of the Hudson Star-Observer since 1973 and has been editor since 1987. He worked at the New Richmond News from 1971 to 1973. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.
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