The Story of William J. Evans
William J. Evans was born July 22, 1933 on a farm in Rostraver Township. He grew up
loving the outdoors. He learned to hunt and fish at an early age, and also to have a great
respect for Mother Nature.
When Bill married, he built his home on the farm where he grew up. He was an avid hunter,
and you would find him at Dent's Run every hunting season. His first opportunity to go
big game hunting came in 1968. That was his first trip to Africa. Since then he made four
more trips to Africa. He also hunted in Alaska, British Colombia, and several trips out west.
He was a contractor by trade and he built his home around his trophies.
When Bill was diagnosed with cancer, he wanted to find a "good home" for his animals. After
talking it over with his wife, they decided to donate them to the Grice Museum. They felt
the trophies would have a "good home", and would be much appreciated by the many visitors to
Bill died November 20, 1993.
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