Diamond Street: The Story of the Little Town with the Big Red Light District

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This is the astonishing illicit history of Hudson, New York, which for many years was the unlikely setting for a world of prostitution, gambling, murder, and government corruption?with more than a touch of the Keystone Kops thrown in. In the century or so before 1950, Hudson was famous as a shopping center of vice. There were at least two major illegal horse rooms, a big-stakes floating crap game, and as many as fifteen houses of ill repute. Meanwhile, the church suppers took place and the parades marched up and down as ...

Diamond Street: The Story of the Little Town with the Big Red Light District 1994, Black Dome Press

ISBN-13: 9781883789015

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