Ralph Lucarella said...
Monday, October 03, 2011
1975: YOUR GRANDFATHER'S CHAMBERSBURG
Perhaps the "AMERICAN-ITALIAN" and "CHAMBERSBURG" folders are the fastest growing folders in the Hamilton Library's Local History Collection. I am currently processing many very interesting Chambersburg photos and articles that will bring warm memories to those of us who knew and loved the Chambersburg of just a decade or so ago. "The Burg" has been going through a negative change since the mid-1980's when the neighborhood changed drastically from old line residents who scrubbed their front stoops, swept the gutters in front of their homes and were in the majority of home owners who took pride in where they lived. Over the recent past, all that changed when the old residents moved to the suburbs, many restaurants closed in order to get away from the negatively changing neighborhood with drive by shootings and other unfortunate societal changes.