The Town-owned property at 201 N Zerex (Highway 40) was formerly Walt Goranson’s Conoco service station in the 1940s. The Goranson family were Fraser pioneers whose descendants live in Fraser to this day. Walt’s older sister Elsie married Charles Clayton, the first mayor of Fraser. (Photo courtesy of Charles Clayton).
The property was most recently known as the Mustang Station. The Town acquired the parcel in order to clean up contamination resulting from leaking underground fuel storage tanks. While the remediation was completed several years ago, with these improvements we can finally consider the property cleaned up!
Goranson Station, as we now call the property, includes landscaping, parking spaces, a bus stop and an artistic bus shelter (installed on September 17, 2014).
The artistic shelter was produced by the collaborative effort of many talented individuals and businesses. Contributions came from many who value the idea of public art. The shelter celebrates biking in the Fraser Valley and many bicycle components were collected for use in its fabrication.
We simply could not have completed this public/private partnership project without the community support and contributions we received! Our heartfelt thanks go out to one and all!