The Esterly Reaper

George Esterly's reaper rivaled McCormick's

The east side of Whitewater became known as Reapervillle
As the Esterly company grew, the east side of Whitewater – home to many Esterly employees – became known as "Reaperville." At the peak of the company's prosperity, the plant occupied 12 buildings on 5 acres and employed 500.