Monday, October 6, 2014
Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden
Sleeping Giant in Hamden.
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WPA project. Makes you wonder what anyone is building today that will still exist, let alone inspire droves of people to climb mountains, 80 years from now...
1. Last month I mentioned I was going to be thinking about what to do and where to go with this whole Size of Connecticut thing. I did in fact come up with some ideas, so stay tuned for those; in the meantime the blog will be the same as always, though I may be posting less frequently for the next few months.
2. This post happens to be my first on Hamden and that means I have now written at least one post on each and every one of Connecticut's 169 towns. It never occurred to me to count that sort of thing until a few months ago, when I made a valiant (though probably inadequate) effort to straighten out the town/city/village/CDP situation in the categories on the right side of the page. My goal was to tag posts on, e.g., Collinsville and Niantic with 'Collinsville' and 'Niantic' as well as 'Canton' and 'East Lyme.' Pretty much no one who lives in Mystic or Falls Village would say they live in Groton or Canaan, so I felt that at least the major non-city/town places should have tags of their own. And somehow, during that process, I discovered which towns were missing from the list entirely, and made a little note when I happened to fill one in. Therefore Hamden, which I have passed through approximately 10 million times in my life without ever forming an opinion about one way or the other, will now always have a slightly special place in my heart as #169.