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Dr. Jan Johnson, PH.D

A fifth-generation "BOI," Jan Marie Johnson has been seriously studying Galveston's rich history since 1982, when she became a step-on tour guide. Beneath the moniker "Galveston Island Gal," she started her quest for a Master of Literature degree (with the intention of writing). Her first book, Walking Historic Galveston: A Guide to Its Neighborhoods, was written before Hurricane Ike devastated the island but was published after the storm, in April 2009. Her second followed in December 2012:...See more