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This taxi service operated in the vicinity of Fifth and Oak streets back in 1922-23. With a baby buggy hood for a top, a dish pan for a spare tire and a sprinkling can for a radiator, the vehicle was worth the price -- 25 cents a ride. Passenger Wesley V. Erickson, age 2, is being driven by Willis Miller. Photos like this from the Star-Observer archives are included in the Hudson history DVD.

'History of Hudson’ video has a long and interesting story to tell

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It has been a project more than five years in the making but it has been worth the wait.

“The History of Hudson” DVD is a project of the St. Croix County Historical Society that was produced by the River Channel with funding from Xcel Energy and the Hudson Daybreak Rotary.


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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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