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WAYBNESBORO: The Antietam Historical Association “Potomac Street Irregulars” Dinner / Meeting
February 13 @ 5:30 pm
The Potomac Street Irregulars will meet at the Parlor House, Potomac St., Waynesboro. The dinner meeting starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by the feature presentation.
The event is open to the public, but reservations are required.
Frank “Jim” Shockey, Blue Ridge Summit, will present the second part of the discussion about the murders of brothers Jacob and Samuel Shockey during the 1920s. The saga began with the shooting death of Jacob on the public road at Beartown on South Mountain, probably as the result of a love triangle. His brother Sam was convicted of the slaying, but people still debate his guilt. Sam soon escaped from prison, and eventually his brother Christian found his body lying on a boulder in the woods near Beartown. He had been shot and axed in the head. No one was ever prosecuted for the second murder. The facts of the cases and their aftermaths will be disclosed during the meeting.
To make reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717.762.2006 no later than Sunday, Feb. 11.
PSI was organized in 2013 to discuss crime in local history. Each month the club focuses on a different incident, one member presents the facts and then calls on the group to analyze the case. The group’s findings are published in the series “The Proceedings of the Potomac Street Irregulars.” PSI is sponsored by Antietam Historical Association, which was founded in 2006 to interpret the history of the region in Maryland and Pennsylvania drained by Antietam Creek.