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1890s - 1990s Timeline of Important Dates and Events

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1890s  
  Filling begins
1910s  
  Filling in southwest part of site
1934  
  Olin buys assets of Winchester Repeating Arms
  Filling on Hamden Middle School property
1939  
  Rochford Field developed from former dump site.
1941  
  Rochford Field Annex (Mill Rock Park) developed from former dump site.
1950  
  New Haven Water company sells property for future Middle School to town. Town then transfers property to State Board of Education for development of regional technical high school.
1954  
  State of Connecticut transfers land back to town because of need for "expensive foundations".
  Town begins construction of Michael J. Whalen Jr. High School
1979  
  Hamden Middle School (HMS) athletic field soil tests show lead, other metals
1989  
  Tornado exposes contaminated materials (lead in soil)
1992  
  Environmental Protection Agency determines no removal action required at soccer fields
1993  
  Plans to expand Hamden Middle School fail when soil contamination found (PAHs)
1994 - 1996  
  Town places soil cap over athletic fields behind HMS at DEP's recommendation