Hamden: The Early Years
The Town of Hamden was organized in 1825
In its early years, butter was it's most valuable
commodity particularly during the Civil War years.
The size of a typical family farm was 80 to 100 acres
and supported 8 to . . . — — Map (db m137618) HM
Hamden Covered Bridge Built in 1859 and placed on the state and national registers of historic places in 1999. Side B
Built in 1859 by Robert Murray to span 128' of the west branch at a cost of $1,000. Restored in 2000 . . . — — Map (db m93306) HM
For nearly one hundred fifty years, the Hamden Covered Bridge has stood as a testament tot the ingenuity and resilience of both Delaware Country structures and the engineers who built them. The story of the Hamden Covered Bridge’s original . . . — — Map (db m137657) HM
The New York & Oswego Midland Railroad was incorporated in 1866.
The route chosen stretched from Oswego on Lake Ontario to Jersey City, NJ. When the panic of 1873 hit, the Midland entered bankruptcy. In 1880, a new group of investors bought . . . — — Map (db m137623) HM