Copy of Snow 1953

A bulldozer works to clear the intersection of Liepzig Avenue and Drosera Street in Galloway on March 13, 1953, after a massive snowstorm weeks before.

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

Here is a photo that appeared in the Atlantic City Press on March 13, 1953. A bulldozer hired by the county is trying to clear the intersection of Liepzig Avenue and Drosera Street of snow that fell in a massive snowstorm in February.

The report says that the county had spent about $20,000 on snow removal so far that winter, the equivalent of $185,000 in 2018 dollars, which is still much less than today's costs.

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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