Revisiting Hamden: Recounting the evolution from small town to rising city

By Shayla Colon

Dirt roads that went for miles, no dwellings in sight- just a lush grassland lined with hills of blossoming trees-- that was Hamden in the 1600s. Once a rural region, Hamden has evolved into a thriving and developing city nearly 70 years later, changing from masses of open farmland to a bustling landscape with buildings on every corner. The engine driving this progression is people.

Hamden center in 1936, courtesy of Dave Johnson

Hamden center in 1936, courtesy of Dave Johnson

Today, the small town is a developing city on the rise with stores in every corner and residents on every street.

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