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'''Glen Frazer''',<ref name="GNIS"/> formerly known as '''Frazerville''',<ref name=CGN /> is an [[unincorporated area|unincorporated]] farming community in [[Contra Costa County, California|Contra Costa County]], [[California]], [[United States]].<ref name="GNIS"/> It is located {{convert|8|mi|km}} north of [[Orinda, California|Orinda]],<ref name=CGN>{{California's Geographic Names|636}}</ref> at an elevation of 295 feet (90 m).<ref name="GNIS"/> It was the name of the train station used by the [[Santa Fe Railroad]] (formerly, [[Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad]]).<ref name=CGN /> It is located along Franklin Canyon Road about 100 yards east of McHarry Ranch Rd.  The sign marking the location of the old station disappeared in the mid-1990s and was near the town of Martinez, CA. The [[BNSF Railway]] still runs along the canyon and past this location.  The train right of way was donated to the Santa Fe Railroad by George Frazer (he received a train pass used once to go to San Francisco){Julian Frazer family history}, but there never was a person named Glen Frazer. It was named Glen because it sat in a [[glen]].{Julian Frazer family history}
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'''Glen Frazer''',<ref name="GNIS"/> formerly known as '''Frazerville''',<ref name=CGN /> is an [[unincorporated area|unincorporated]] farming community in [[Contra Costa County, California|Contra Costa County]], [[California]], [[United States]].<ref name="GNIS"/> It is located {{convert|8|mi|km}} north of [[Orinda, California|Orinda]],<ref name=CGN>{{California's Geographic Names|636}}</ref> at an elevation of 295 feet (90 m).<ref name="GNIS"/> It was the name of the train station used by the [[Santa Fe Railroad]] (formerly, [[Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad]]).<ref name=CGN /> It is located along Franklin Canyon Road about 100 yards east of McHarry Ranch Rd.  The sign marking the location of the old station disappeared in the mid-1990s and was near the town of Martinez, CA. The [[BNSF Railway]] still runs along the canyon and past this location.  The train right of way was donated to the Santa Fe Railroad by George Frazer (he received a train pass used once to go to Oakland.<ref name=Tribune1965>{{cite newspaper |title=Farewell to a Landmark |first=Russ |last=Whitney |newspaper=[[Oakland Tribune]] |date=July 15, 1965 |page=23 |url=https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56783728/farewell-to-a-landmark/ |access-date=August 5, 2020}}</ref>, but there never was a person named Glen Frazer. It was named Glen because it sat in a [[glen]].{Julian Frazer family history}
  
 
A post office operated at Glen Frazer from 1898 to 1899 (under the name Frazerville) and from 1906 to 1919.<ref name=CGN /> Frazer was the name of an early nearby rancher.<ref name=CGN />
 
A post office operated at Glen Frazer from 1898 to 1899 (under the name Frazerville) and from 1906 to 1919.<ref name=CGN /> Frazer was the name of an early nearby rancher.<ref name=CGN />
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The station was demolished in 1965.<ref name=Tribune1965/>
  
 
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Glen Frazer,[1] formerly known as Frazerville,[2] is an unincorporated farming community in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[1] It is located 8 mi north of Orinda,[2] at an elevation of 295 feet (90 m).[1] It was the name of the train station used by the Santa Fe Railroad (formerly, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad).[2] It is located along Franklin Canyon Road about 100 yards east of McHarry Ranch Rd. The sign marking the location of the old station disappeared in the mid-1990s and was near the town of Martinez, CA. The BNSF Railway still runs along the canyon and past this location. The train right of way was donated to the Santa Fe Railroad by George Frazer (he received a train pass used once to go to Oakland.[3], but there never was a person named Glen Frazer. It was named Glen because it sat in a glen.{Julian Frazer family history}

A post office operated at Glen Frazer from 1898 to 1899 (under the name Frazerville) and from 1906 to 1919.[2] Frazer was the name of an early nearby rancher.[2]

The station was demolished in 1965.[3]

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