The Ekalaka Eagle - Your Community Builder


Fred G. and Eva Townsend: homesteaders and family


March 29, 2019

Townsend family photo

Earl, Alice, Fritz, Bill, Abe and George in 1966.

Alice, daughter of Fred and Eva Townsend, gives more information on the early day family that homesteaded in the Tie Creek area with the home buildings being just one mile west of the Padden Ranch.

She wrote: "My dad got itchy feet again and in 1919 started to Canada-you guessed it-in a covered wagon! They landed in Leslieville, British Columbia, Canada. They stayed there two years and then went back to the old ranch in Tie Creek country."

After reading about those individuals who took two days by team and wagon to go from Ekalaka to Baker, I can't imagine a trip to Canada and back.

One of...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023