William Frazier

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William Frazier was a Scottish fur trader who visited Cadron Settlement on the Arkansas River shortly after its settlement. Frazier was then in the employ of Frederick Notrebe a wealthy Arkansas Post merchant who operated a lucrative trade in furs and pelts with resident Native American tribes. In 1810 Frazier visited the site to trade, and noted that his colleague John McElmurray had already established a prosperous trading post at the site, which was occupied by "not less than one hundred hunters, both whites and Indians."


  • Louise Clayton, "Cadron," Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings, 1.1 (June 1971): 3-14.
  • Patty Delano, Off the Beaten Path Arkansas: A Guide to Unique Places (Globe Pequot, 2006), 211-212.

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