When Chambersburg was "peach and apple orchards, wheat and corn fields."
Above is a fascinating and historical view of very early Chambersburg. As told by
John Schimmel, a Chambersburg pioneer.
This is a fascinating photo showing a house mover's progress in moving a structure from Elmer Street as seen from So. Clinton Avenue. The colored photo to the right is what I believe to be the same view as seen via a Google Earth, which I modified somewhat to bring the photo into the area I believe was the subject of the 1909 photo. Note that in 1909, offset newspaper photos were very primitive and lacking the fine detail found in today's news media.
This article tells of the growing unemployment problem among the Italian immigrants to this area.