Author Archives: Esquesing Historical Society

Heritage Farms

THE FAMILY FARM IN HALTON HILLS By John Mark Rowe – February 20 -26th 2017  Ontario Heritage Week To honour Ontario Heritage Week and Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Esquesing Historical Society will celebrate the family farm throughout 2017. Halton Hills is … Continue reading

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Origin of Georgetown Street Names

Georgetown Street Names *Academy Road:After the Georgetown Academy, a private school near the old Smith and Stone Factory. *Albert Street: Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Goth (1819-1861) married Queen Victoria in 1840. Alcott Drive: Gordon Alcott, town resident, founder of Little N.H.L. … Continue reading

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Grand Trunk Railway 1855

The Daily Leader (Toronto), Thursday, 17 May, 1855 Grand Trunk Railway SOME NOTES OF A VISIT TO THE WORKS OF THE GRANDTRUNK RAILWAY, WEST OF TORONTO, FEBRUARY 1855 By Fred Cumberland, Esq., Chief Engineer of the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron … Continue reading

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Georgetown – Daily Leader 1854

The Daily Leader – Toronto, 25th March 1854 New Paper Mill The Barber Brothers, so well known for their manufacturing enterprise, are putting up a new and extensive Paper Mill on the Credit, near Georgetown. It is a stone building, … Continue reading

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Acton – Acton Free Press 1888

Acton Free Press 19 April 1888 A Glance at The Town and Some of its Various Manufacturing Business Interests and General Surroundings In the present article the aim is to present in brief form a description of Acton with a … Continue reading

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Properties in Georgetown 1854

Property in Georgetown The Daily Leader – Toronto, 15th March 1854 At a sale of village lots near the Railway station, at Georgetown, Esquesing, the property of Geo. Kennedy, Esq., on the 9th inst., the prices ranged from 30 pounds … Continue reading

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Politics in Halton

Toronto Daily Leader 13th March 1854 Politics in Halton Demonstration at Georgetown in favor of Mr. White CALUMNIES REFUTED – LIBELLERS TO BE BROUGHT INTO COURT Great Unanimity among Reformers – HALTON SAFE On Thursday the 9th instant the Reformers … Continue reading

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Halton Demonstration

The Halton Demonstration The Daily Leader – Toronto, 13 March 1854 We publish this morning a report of the proceedings of the Georgetown demonstration in favor of Mr. White, the representative of Wentworth and Halton. If the provocation were less, … Continue reading

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Reform Demonstration

Daily Leader – Saturday 11th March 1854 Reform Demonstration in Halton On Thursday the 9th instant, Mr. White, the representative of Halton, was honored with a public dinner at the Village of Georgetown, Esquesing. Two hundred reformers of this county … Continue reading

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Wheat Growing Capabilities

he Daily Leader (Toronto), 5th November 1853 Wheat Growing Capabilities of Canada It may be of interest to persons in search of the most productive land to know which are the countries giving the largest returns of Wheat, Peas, and … Continue reading

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