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Thursday, August 15, 2013

1872: WHEN CHAMBERSBURG WAS ORCHARD AND FARMLAND

With the extensive research I have done over the years on the Chambersburg section of Trenton which grew from a rural borough to a thriving community with densely packed neighborhoods, I have only had one source to verify the claim that Chambersburg was once a very rural area with homes scattered here and there, orchards, and corn fields and other rural related features. This bird's eye view of "the Burg" was drawn in 1872 nearly 150 years ago. (actually 141 years ago.) 
A NOTE FROM TOM, AUGUST 16, 2013: THIS MAP HAS BEEN DIGITALLY CHANGED FROM 100 DPI TO 300 DPI IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE MORE CLARITY ON A GRAPHIC WHICH WAS VERY DARK AND LACKING CONTRAST.

2 comments:

joe p said...

what a history lay before this little village in 1872!

Tom Glover said...

You're so right, Joe. I bet those people scattered around the area had no idea what the next 24 years would bring.
Tom