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Hamden is nicknamed "the Land of the dozing enormous" after the sequence of hills inside its bounds that resemble a recumbent colossal. yet Hamden is far greater than the resting position of the mythical "Hobbomock." The town's background is illustrated right here in Hamden, which incorporates images courting from the 1840s in the course of the past due 1900s. those classic pictures depict the contours of neighborhood lifestyles in Hamden. the gathering highlights well-known citizens, together with Eli Whitney and Thornton Wilder; neighborhood eccentrics, together with the wandering Leatherman and William Beamish, a feminine printer who lived as a guy; adjustments within the land from wooded area to farmland to suburbia; companies, associations, civic firms, and church buildings; and folks at play-from skaters on Lake Whitney to hikers at the snoozing Giant.

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