Esquesing Township: 200 Years

Photo Gallery 1: Early Settlers and the Land

Main street looking north, Georgetown. c. 1845
Oxen were essential to the early pioneers; they were more capable than horses.
In the early years pioneers planted crops around the stumps. In time the stumps would rot somewhat and the stump pulling machine would be put into action.
Some fields in this area did not have the last stumps removed until the beginning of the 1900’s.
Stump pulling
Jean Leslie sitting on an old tree stump. c. 1910
A few stump fences can still be seen along the rural roads.
Barn Raising
The completed Sprowl barn (1895) is located behind the house on Churchill Rd. S. (3rd Line) A new subdivision is located on this site across from the Acton Sewage Treatment Plant