Pete & Gary Butler  1951 Cologne Ave. Cologne

Pete and Gary Butler wear matching Roy Rogers cowboy outfits on Christmas morning in 1951.


Welcome to Historic Galloway, The Current’s weekly feature that looks back through Galloway Township history. Each week we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Sarah Snow, librarian for the Galloway Township Historical Society, who shares information and early photos online and in print.


The Butler boys must have been extra good in 1951. In this photo, Pete and Gary are wearing matching Roy Rogers outfits, with their six-shooters aimed.

Santa also brought a tin airport, service station, dump trucks and a carousel to their Cologne Avenue home. The decorations are classic Galloway, with model trains circling under a cedar Christmas tree that always made the room smell so nice.

The Galloway Township Historical Society Museum is seeking old pictures, documents or items from Galloway’s past. The Historical Society will scan and copy them. Other items can be loaned or donated to the museum.

The museum is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday. It is in front of the Municipal Complex, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road.

See and Historic Galloway on Facebook to learn more or call 609-287-2440.

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