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Hudson

Hudson. 1 Industrial town (1990 pop. 17,233), Middlesex co., E central Mass., on the Assabet River, in an apple-growing region settled c.1699, inc. 1866. Manufactures include communications equipment, locks, chemicals, plastics, electronic and metal products, and semiconductors. 2 City (1990 pop. 19,530), Hillsborough co., S N.H., on the Merrimack River opposite Nashua est. 1673 as part of Dunstable, Mass., included in New Hampshire as Nottingham West in 1746 name changed to Hudson in 1830. There are various industries, such as apparel and textiles, sheet-metal fabrication, and printing however, the city's growth mainly is due to the establishment of high-technology computer industries and added housing developments in the area. 3 City (1990 pop. 8,034), seat of Columbia co., SE N.Y. on the Hudson River settled c.1622 by the Dutch and later in 1783 by English whalers inc. 1785. The city was a whaling and trading port until 1812. Its industries included textiles, furniture, cement, and metal products, but these are now largely gone Hudson has become an antiques center. Many colonial and Revolutionary era homes are in the area.

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