Author Topic: Hudson River town wonders what's next as GE plant heads south latesyt NY manufacturing loss  (Read 407 times)

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"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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Beautiful century-old houses will rot into the ground, filled with subsidized renters with few if any jobs.  It's sobering, and depressing, to take a drive up the Hudson using the local side roads rather than the highway.

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Beautiful century-old houses will rot into the ground, filled with subsidized renters with few if any jobs.  It's sobering, and depressing, to take a drive up the Hudson using the local side roads rather than the highway.
Detroit in smaller increments.

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Detroit in smaller increments.

Yes.  And much less obvious because it's spread out across the entire Hudson valley in dollops, each being a tiny little town.

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Yes.  And much less obvious because it's spread out across the entire Hudson valley in dollops, each being a tiny little town.
The West has ghost towns, from waves of mining booms and busts. Copper, silver, gold.

Not to mention booms from oil drilling, too.

Communities have to either adapt, create, take risks or shrink and become less wealthy.

History never stands still. Who do you think was the most recognized person in the world, at one time?

Answer: Buffalo Bill Cody.  He was an early Pony Express rider, a Scout, an entertainer without compare at the time.

Those dying towns could be saved, but probably won't. Unless they find some Cody's and Gates' to inspire, create, risk, take adventures, etc.



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