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I knew of two white horses in Hudson, but have been made aware of at least two more!
The picture was of Mickey (or Mickey Mouse) at the Hudson Equestrian Center on Ravenna Street. There is another often in a pasture on the south side of Boston Mills Road, and readers alerted me to one almost directly across the street from Seton Catholic School on Stow Road and one (possibly two) on Valley View.
White is the rarest color of horse, and they have a special significance in the°mythologies°of cultures around the world. Depending on the culture, white horses symbolize purity,°heroism°or death. For many years I have considered white horses lucky, and have been wishing on them ever since. Here's how: lick your thumb; press your thumb in your open palm; make a wish and smack your fist into the open palm. Try it and see.
Hudson's wonderful historian Tom Vince shared some additional information about the families mentioned in my last column. If you'll remember, the Hasbroucks purchased their farm from the Clorans. Vince said, "The Cloran family was active at St Mary's Parish and has an imposing monument at St. Mary's Cemetery on North Main.° They also left an endowment to the parish, the first to be received and used. The Clorans sent their son, Timothy, to Western Reserve Academy, and he graduated from the school with the small but distinguished class of 1887.°°He went on to WRU in Cleveland and earned a degree in Romance languages and later a Ph.D from the University of Strasbourg in France. In 1906 he because Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon in Eugene. WRA's class of 1887 also included Addie A. Rideout, who was a missionary to the Indians out west and died on a reservation.°Others in that class were Clarence W. Fitch, who stayed in Hudson and whose wife was a published poet; Mary Ellsworth, a cousin of the town benefactor, Gates Gardner, a noted Cleveland businessman; and Walter Folger Brown, the only WRA alumnus to serve in the cabinet.°He was assistant secretary of commerce under Coolidge and became Postmaster General of the U.S., 1929-1933 under Hoover. He initiated Air Mail and was the WRA Commencement speaker in 1930.°Quite a class!" (Thank you, Mr. Vince!)
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