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By Hamden Historical Society

on the flip of the twentieth century, the city of Hamden, Connecticut, �the Land of the snoozing Giant,� used to be a patchwork of small hamlets, mostly rural and agricultural. in the course of the subsequent a hundred years, it should suffer a dramatic transformation; as orchards and fields gave approach to factories and subdivisions, Hamden�s inhabitants grew from just a couple of thousand at the start of the century to over 60,000. for the time of warfare wishes, neighborhood industries just like the net store manufacturing unit and excessive general production retooled to satisfy calls for. the center of the century observed the looks of a few of the 1st buying department shops within the kingdom, together with Hamden Plaza. significant universities attracted staff, households, intellects, and authors. Hamden was once the adolescence domestic of poet laureate Donald corridor, the place of abode of playwright Thornton Wilder, and the birthplace of Ernest Borgnine. because the town�s range grew, the group confronted the demanding situations and possibilities of every new release and, necessarily, its identification evolved.

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