About THE Guide

Hudson was born in Louisiana, lived in Kentucky, graduated from the University of Mississippi, and has lived in San Francisco for over twenty years. Mostly focused on the city's pre- and early post-gold rush history, Hudson has written numerous articles for the San Francisco Historical Society journal, and serves on the society's Publications Committee. His latest paper focused on SF's Black community during the 1850s, and previous to that an unknown pocket of the city's history: "Last Bastion of San Francisco's Californios: The Mission Dolores Settlement, 1834-1848." Hudson also serves on the board of the Nob Hill Association, where he is part of the Huntington Park Committee. As the NHA's historian, as well, Hudson always thinks about his book, Fern Hill: the Lost History of San Francisco's Nob Hill.

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