Hillsborough County Republican Committee member, Lynne Ober, authors local history book

“Hudson: Historically Speaking” is the new book published by local authors, Lynne Ober and Diane Chubb. They will be at the Nashua Barnes and Nobel on Sunday, January 17th at 1PM and at the Pelham Public Library on January 26, 2010 6pm to talk about the book, the research that went into it, and will be available for questions and book signing afterward (light refreshments will be served after the library presentation).

Hudson has a history of remarkable characters and events, from the young Piscataqua woman who ignited King Philip’s War to a successful kitten rescue during the Great Ice Flood of 1936. Meet the distinguished patrons who shaped Hudson’s legacy, such as settler Nathaniel Cross, who famously escaped Indian capture, and Dr. Alfred Hills and his wife, Virginia, namesakes of the many Alvirne buildings. Relive the heyday of Benson’s Animal Farm, subject of community-wide nostalgia since its closing in 1987. Authors Diane Chubb and Lynne Ober also unearth some of Hudson’s darker moments, like the 1925 murder that some consider one of New Hampshire’s most gruesome and the 1974 fire that engulfed Alvirne High School in a ball of flame. For residents and visitors alike, Hudson: Historically Speaking reveals this suburb’s rich history of commerce, controversy and culture.

Lynne Ober is a member of the Hudson Historical Society, the Hudson School Board, the Hudson Old Home Days Committee, the Hudson VFW Post, and a Trustee of the Hudson Library. She is also an editor for Area News Group. Lynne is a NH State Representative serving Hudson and Litichfield. Lynne currently resides in Hudson.

Diane Chubb is a Trustee of the Pelham Public Library and a former reporter for the Pelham-Windham News. She holds degrees from Boston College and Franklin Pierce Law School. She lives in Pelham.