Beyond Franklin

The etymology of a street name comes from various identifications. Some come from natural surroundings: a river, common birds or indigenous trees, as found in various neighbourhoods like Eagle Ridge and Parsons Creek. The Beyond Franklin series explores Fort McMurray’s historical figures and local dignitaries, and why their mark on the community was rewarded with a street named after them.

Beyond Franklin: Father Mercredi Street

Oct 16, 2019

We all know about Father Mercredi Street, but do we know the history behind it? We bring you another Beyond Franklin blog written by Dawn Booth.

Beyond Franklin: Moberly Crescent

Sep 30, 2019

Who do you think named Fort McMurray? Read more to find out why this blog is so relevant to Fort McMurrians!

Beyond Franklin: Manning Avenue

Sep 20, 2019

Where did the street name Manning Avenue actually come from? To find out read more here!

Beyond Franklin: Fraser Avenue

Sep 08, 2019

Find out the rich history behind Fraser Avenue right here in Fort McMurray!

Beyond Franklin: Hospital Street

Aug 21, 2019

The Northern Lights Regional Health Centre is the only Hospital in Fort McMurray. Naturally it makes sense to name a whole street after it!

Beyond Franklin: Dickins Drive

Aug 07, 2019

Did you know about Dickins Drive in Fort McMurray? Click here to find out more!

Beyond Franklin: Draper Road

Jul 26, 2019

Why is Draper Road so important to Fort McMurray? Find out here!

Beyond Franklin: Railway Avenue

Jul 13, 2019

Bringing to you another Beyond Franklin Blog : Railway Avenue and the history behind it!

Beyond Franklin: Tolen Drive

Jul 08, 2019

Bringing to you another Beyond Franklin Blog : Tolen Drive and the history behind it!

Beyond Franklin: Franklin Avenue

Jun 14, 2019

The most known street in Fort McMurray: Franklin Avenue. How did it come to be? Read more...