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Why a Fourth Grader Knows More About Henry Hudson Than You Do

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Hudson lands in New York Harbor in 1609 (steel engraving, after a painting by Robert Walter Weir)
September 14, 2009

When the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's landing in New York takes place this month, there is a good chance that an elementary-school student will know more about the man than you do. Why? Simply put, explorers fascinate children (and other...

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