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
The Massler Place gas station was on the White Horse Pike near Mannheim Avenue. This photo, taken around 1933, shows founder Andrew Massler Sr. standing at the pump. In the beginning, the young Massler family lived in the tiny shop behind him, which sold soft drinks such as Coca-Cola, Orange Crush and the now discontinued Mavis chocolate drink.
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.