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Fraser (1905, 8,550 feet), established as a railroad town, is the self-proclaimed “Icebox of the Nation,” chilled by frigid air that flows down from the surrounding peaks. It was named for a river, which in turn was named for a pioneer settler, Reuben Frazier, whose name was misspelled by post office officials. Solar and frame condos perch prominently on south-facing hillsides.

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Thomas J. Noel

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