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Home Town of Industrialist Graham Fraser

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Graham Fraser was an industrialist and community leader from Nova Scotia. He was born in New Glasgow in 1846.

After leaving school Graham Fraser went to Providence, Rhode Island, where he learned the blacksmithing trade.

Fraser returned to New Glasgow in 1867 and started business on his own account, ironing wooden vessels for his father and Carmichael & Company. In 1890 Mr. Fraser organized the New Glasgow Iron, Coal and Railway Company with a capital of $1,000,000.

Fraser served New Glasgow variously as a town councillor, water commissioner, mayor and director of the Aberdeen Hospital.


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Photo: Canadian Mining Review, December 1905, photographer unknown

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