“This vivid book intricately weaves together the personal stories of Hamden notables into a broad tapestry of our town's history.”—Mike Bellmore in the Quinnipiac Valley Times
Hamden: Tales from the Sleeping Giant
Hamden: Tales from the Sleeping Giant uncovers the hidden stories of this fascinating Connecticut town, from its humble Puritan beginnings to its modern-day splendor. Witness the birth of the Industrial Revolution with the building of Eli Whitney's famous factory, wander past the buried cars in the Ghost Lot of Hamden Plaza, and hear the tale of courageous Hamden soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Here, famous figures like Thornton Wilder and A.C. Gilbert meet lesser-known luminaries like Alice Washburn and William Linton. Discover the tragic tale of the Dickerman sisters, who championed women's education but died young, and recall the fight to save Sleeping Giant, Connecticut's most celebrated park.