Back In The Day At A Place Called Galloway

by Jim Evans



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/15/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781663202017

About the Book

This book provides information about the history and geography of the tiny village of Galloway in northwestern Pennsylvania. It includes the author’s perceptions of social and cultural aspects of life there, especially during the 1937-1965 period. Although now a village of fewer than 500 residents, it has an interesting history as one of the centers of the “oil excitement” of the late 1800 and early 1900s. While objectively describing some village history, the book also has a strong autobiographical component, with the author relating personal experiences, memories and perceptions of his early interactions with village residents, and local hunting, fishing and fire-fighting adventures.

About the Author

Jim Evans was born in Rocky Grove, PA, and lived in the village of Galloway for much of his life. He holds degrees from Clarion State, Kent State and Peabody-Vanderbilt Universities. He was employed for several years in the region of his birth as a high school teacher, and clinical psychologist before leaving the area and moving to South Carolina. For thirty years he was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology of the University of S. C. After retirement he co-founded the Sterlingworth Center, a mental health facility in Greenville, S. C., where he continues to maintain a part-time practice. He is co-author, editor or co-editor of several books on neuropsychology-related topics.