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Pete Seeger and his impossible Hudson River legacy

by Michelle Nijhuis

You probably heard a lot of Pete Seeger songs after he died on January 27.  He left behind a very long lifetime’s worth of beautiful, cheeky, unforgettable songs. But what he left me — and the millions of other kids who grew up along the Hudson River during his tenure there — is not a song but a story.  And the story is as good a cure for cynicism as any I know.

It goes like this.