WCSX City of the Week

Congratulations to Fraser Township,

You’re the WCSX City of the Week from February 19th to February 25th.

Below are some important facts about Fraser Township that you can use to pass our Fraser Township City of the Week Quiz!

Fraser Township Factoids:

  • Not that Fraser

    Fraser was named after businessman Alexander Frazer in 1857. In 1860, Frazer was renamed McPhersonville after William McPherson, then the Postmaster of Frazer. However, the name was changed back to Frazer in 1863. It was spelt with a Z until 1928 when they held a public vote to drop the Z for an S.

  • Fraser is Squaresville, Daddy-O!

    Fraser is geographically shaped like a square. The city is nearly square, bordered by 15 Mile Road, Kelly Road, 13 Mile Road, and Hayes Road.

  • To the RAILS!

    The railroad came through in 1865 spurring development.

  • A bulb that shines light? You're crazy kid!

    Young Thomas Edison frequently stopped at the Fraser train station as a teenager who sold refreshments to train passengers.

  • Hockey time!

    Fraser is known as an amateur hockey hotbed, as the home of Fraser Hockeyland,  now known as Big Boy Arena that is the second-largest Ice Rink Complex in America with five NHL size ice rinks.

  • It's historical man!

    Historic sites that still stand in Fraser include the Baumgartner House, the Hemme Barn, and the Train Depot at Masonic and Kelly Road

  • Fraser City Of The Week QUIZ!

    Now it’s time to test your knowledge… take the Fraser City of the Week quiz HERE!