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borough (1990 pop. 16,647), seat of Franklin co., S Pa.; settled 1730, inc. 1803. Food products, apparel, construction materials, and transportation equipment are produced. Chambersburg was the headquarters of abolitionist John BrownBrown, John,
1800–1859, American abolitionist, b. Torrington, Conn. He spent his boyhood in Ohio. Before he became prominent in the 1850s, his life had been a succession of business failures in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York.
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 in 1859 and of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee before the battle of GettysburgGettysburg campaign,
June–July, 1863, series of decisive battles of the U.S. Civil War. The Road to Gettysburg

After his victory in the battle of Chancellorsville, Confederate general Robert E. Lee undertook a second invasion of the North.
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. The town was raided by Confederate cavalry in July, 1864, when it was burned after refusing to pay an indemnity of $100,000 in gold. It is the seat of Wilson College.
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DICK'S Sporting Goods is excited to become a member of the Chambersburg community with the opening of our newest location," saidLauren Hobart , Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK'S Sporting Goods.
US communications holding company AT&T (NYSE:T) announced on Wednesday the availability of its 4G LTE network in Hagerstown and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
As an added benefit, we also welcome the opportunity to contribute to the economic growth of the local community in Chambersburg.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, a hotel brand from InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (LSE: IHG), has introduced a new website for Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Chambersburg, in Chambersburg, US.
Ordered into active military service 10 February 2003 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; released from active military service 9 February 2004 and reverted to reserve status.
In February of 2006, the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce approached my administrative director, Jim Duffey, for assistance with the creation of a float for the annual Christmas parade.
Dietrich was born the son of uneducated German-Swiss farmers in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, January 14, 1878.
Local Pennsylvania newspaper the Chambersburg Public Opinion reported last month that Franklin County, PA judge Richard Walsh has ruled that York, PA-based developer Penn-Mar Ethanol, LLC must hold conditional use hearings to obtain a permit to build a proposed $80-million ethanol production facility in Greene Township, PA.
Airy, MD and Chambersburg Cold Storage in Chambersburg, PA, two privately operated refrigerated facilities in Darien, WI and Waseca, MN and Cryo-Trans, Inc.
Airy, Maryland; and Chambersburg Cold Storage in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; plus two privately operated refrigerated facilities in Darien, Wisconsin, and Waseca, Minnesota.
Facilities will include 5,000 horsepower of new compression in Wetzel County, WV; an upgrade to the existing turbines at Dominion's Crayne Station in Waynesburg, PA; expansion and upgrades at Chambersburg Station in Chambersburg, PA; a 7,800 horsepower addition at Leesburg Station in Leesburg, VA, and 6,000 horsepower of new compression in Fauquier County, VA.
NASSCO will be relocating from their current offices in Chambersburg, PA, to Pikesville, MD, about 20 minutes from the Baltimore-Washington International Airport, announced Executive Director Irv Gemora.