FraserNovember 26, 2013
Looking Back: The Fraser Depot
Photo and caption submitted by Alan Naldrett, Fraser Historical Society
The Chicago, Detroit and Canada Grand Trunk Junction Railroad Company decided to build a station in Orange Township (later combined with Hickory to form Erin Township). The railroad station was built on Depot Road (which in 2013 is still the name of the road). To take advantage of the commercial prospects of the train going through the area, prominent Detroit lawyer Alexander D. Fraser had bought land near the depot in 1838 and planned out a village. It was named Frazer, later changed to Fraser when incorporated as a city in 1957.
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