Most of the present generation think of the American-Italian experience when the subject of Chambersburg is brought up. That's quite understandable, considering the incredible impact the Italian immigrants had on that area of Trenton when they began immigrating from mother Italy. However, preceding the influx of Italian families to Chambersburg was a whole interesting tapestry of historic lore surrounding the evolution of Robert Chambers' Chambersburg. The above article I wrote in the Trenton Times 23 years ago sheds some interesting light on the Chambersburg of today. The article takes us back to the era of the Quinton Race course, cornfields, apple orchards and a community in the early years of development.