Up River: Points of Interest on the Hudson

1557 The Hudson River is a sculpted landscape, reflecting the collective culture that abides along its shores. It is more than a local river, it is a nationally superlative and progenerative place. The voice of the Hudson is that of the nation that was cradled in the history of this river—a nation that matured along its banks and which has risen up mightily in the Empire State. It is the source of romantic landscape imagery, as 19th century painters gazed across it, into the setting sun, imagining the Eden of a new America. Today, this view is different, but no less romantic, perhaps—it is a view of what has evolved over these last 150 years.

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