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Edmundston in Madawaska County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Archibald Fraser

(1869-1932)

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2019
1. Archibald Fraser Marker
Inscription.  
English:
From a start in his family's small sawmill in the 1880s, Archibald came a prominent pioneer of the New Brunswick pulp industry. As the lumber trade fell into decline, he sought new ways to exploit the province's vast forest resources. In 1918 he diversified into pulp manufacturing, opening a modern mill at Edmundston. Fraser quickly became an industry giant, with mills and forest operations throughout New Brunswick. By the time he died, large corporations were replacing family enterprises, and pulp and paper had superseded lumber as the province's most important manufacturing industry.

French:
Ayant débuté à la scierie familiale dans les années 1880, Fraser devint un important pionnier de l'industrie de la pulpe au Nouveau-Brunswick. Pour répondre au déclin du commerce du bois de sciage, il chercha d'autres façons d'exploiter les forêts de sa province. Il ouvrit en 1918 une pulperie moderne à Edmundston et devint rapidement un géant industriel possédant de nombreuses scieries et exploitations forestières. À sa mort, les grandes compagnies remplaçaient les entreprises familiales et la pulpe et le papier
Archibald Fraser Marker<br>(<i>tall view • Madawaska River in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2019
2. Archibald Fraser Marker
(tall view • Madawaska River in background)
avaient supplanté le bois de sciage comme principale industrie manufacturière du Nouveau-Brunswick.
 
Erected 2000 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 47° 21.984′ N, 68° 19.364′ W. Marker is in Edmundston, New Brunswick, in Madawaska County. Marker is on Rue Victoria south of Station Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located near the center of Petit-Sault Park, beside the sidewalk leading to the Pont Bernard Valcourt Foot Bridge across the Madawaska River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Rue Victoria, Edmundston, New Brunswick E3V 2H6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fraser Paper Company. Fraser Paper Company, located in Madawaska, Maine and Edmundston, New Brunswick, was founded in 1917. It was built and operated for several generations by the descendants of Scottish immigrants from the Fraser, Matheson and Brebner families, who immigrated to Canada from Scotland in the mid 19th century, and came together in the ensuing decades to build a lumber empire. (Submitted on August 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Archibald Fraser (Wikipedia). Archibald Fraser
Archibald Fraser Marker<br>(<i>side view • Pont Bernard Valcourt Bridge in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2019
3. Archibald Fraser Marker
(side view • Pont Bernard Valcourt Bridge in background)
Smokestack from the Edmundston Pulp Mill of Twin Rivers Paper Company is visible in the distant background. This present-day pulp mill evolved from Fraser's original operations here.
was a Scottish-born industrialist in New Brunswick involved in the forest and pulp and paper industries. The son of Donald Fraser, he was born in Aberdeen and came to New Brunswick with his family four years later. His father had entered the lumber business by 1877 and, in 1884, Archibald and his brother Donald Jr. joined the family business. In 1917, they formed Fraser Companies Limited. The business expanded to include sawmills in New Brunswick and Quebec and sulphite pulp mills in Edmundston and Chatham. (Submitted on August 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Archibald Fraser Marker<br>(<i>view looking west from Rue Victoria • marker visible on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2019
4. Archibald Fraser Marker
(view looking west from Rue Victoria • marker visible on left)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 108 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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