There is something about Chambersburg and the Italian experience that spurs me on for more and more information on that community. The above photo pictures many of Trenton Italian Americans who made an indelible mark on the local history of a remarkable people. Today we are hearing much about Spanish as a second language. When these people came to America, the custom was to go to night school and learn the English language. Many of them did indeed learn the language and went on to be very productive citizens. Just look at some of the surnames in the photo. Many of those in the photo went to back breaking jobs at Roebling, the railroad, or slave like labor on the roads and highways. However, they found the time to work those grueling day jobs and assist in building St. Joachim's Church; the jewel of Chambersburg.