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Frontier-era criminals to be tried at Old Jail

CHAMBERSBURG - The Franklin County Historical Society will host the Kittatinny Associators in the courtyard of the Old Jail, 175 E. King St., on Oct. 14-16.

The Associators are a living history group depicting an associated or ranging company protecting the Pennsylvania frontier during the French & Indian and Pontiac's Wars (1754-1764).  They will be camped out from Friday night until Sunday, and the public is encouraged to visit via the entrance on North Second Street during Applefest on Saturday.

On Saturday, Oct. 15 , during Applefest, the reenactors will present “Justice on the Falling Spring," two trials in which the public will be invited to participate.

The 11 a.m. trial will feature “Josiah," a man accused of stealing a horse. The 2 p.m. trial will feature a runaway indentured servant. He will be publicly arrested downtown during the Applefest activities and brought to the jail. Visitors will serve on the jury and decide the fate of the men.

The event is free and suitable for all ages. Call 717-264-1667 or visit  or for information.

The Associators have hosted similar events with the Conococheauge Institute in Mercersburg..