Clarence Conover

General store and gas station in Oceanville opened by Clarence Conover in 1920.

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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.

By SARAH SNOW

Clarence Conover opened this general store and gas station in 1920, right after World War I. There have been many service stations along New York Road in Oceanville, but this one was quite probably the first.

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

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