For those of you who saw my last post on Fraser Park and have been thinking that you have seen just about everything possible about FP except an aerial photo, well, here you go.
In addition to Fraser Park from the Air made possible by the late and fondly remembered Syl Beletz, I will include a couple of other related tidbits most likely of marginal interest to most of you (but what else am I going to do with them)? Remember you’re not paying for this. And since you’re not paying for this the very least you can do is support our sponsors.
The following article ran on January the 22nd, 1901 in the STL Post-Dispatch. John Wilson of Fraser Park had gone missing. Hmmm. Foul play? You be the judge.
Well, I don’t know what to think about that story. Doesn’t sound good for old John though. I don’t know if he ever showed up again. I included the Garrison Cafe ad because I thought that must have been an example of the very cheapest ad you could buy.
By the land transfers we can see that Bill’s wife’s name was Catherine but by this image of his stone, that I found on Find-A-Grave, she apparently wanted to be remembered as Kate. I wonder why no dates were ever added beneath her name? Remarried, perhaps?
I hope most of you who made it this far think it was worth it. I look at so much minutiae related to the history of our burg that I can no longer tell just what the average reader finds interesting. I usually try not to include items that are nothing more than filler (like the land transfers).
So, if now you are thinking that you really have seen just about everything physically possible about the history of Fraser Park, have I got news for you. A big story is breaking. I’m not sure just how long it will take to coagulate but I believe you’ll be amazed. Stay tuned.
As always, I appreciate all of you who are interested in and support this effort.
Doug Houser January 24, 2021