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This interview with John Craig was conducted on June 5th, 2013 at the History Room of the Hudson Public Library in Hudson, New York. John Craig is the volunteer at the History Room, and is passionate about researching the history of Hudson, baseball, and movie theaters. He is a 9 year resident of Hudson, New York, having moved to town from his residence on Elizabeth Street, where he lived since 1976. Previous to New York, Craig says he “grew up in Pennsylvania but woke up in North Carolina.” In this interview, Craig shares both his own personal experience with living in Hudson as well as the knowledge he has gained through his research around Hudson's past. Some subjects that come up in this interview are Hudson's industrial history, the 20th century in Hudson, 1990s migration to Hudson, New Yorkers who moved to Hudson, entrepreneurship in Hudson, barges, bars, lesbian brothel in Hudson, baseball at St Andrew's, college, movie theater history in Hudson, The History Room, public library history, perceived Immigrant population in Hudson, New York City, Elizabeth Street, Little Italy, gentrification.
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