Snapshots From Our Past – Huntingdon News Items

By January 18, 2015Snapshots Of Our Past

With the help of the University of British Columbia Library’s Digital Initiatives we will be providing a glimpse into our past by occasionally publishing pages from the old Abbotsford Post.

*The Abbotsford Post was published in Abbotsford, in the Fraser Valley from 1910 to 1924. The Post was published and edited by John Alexander Bates, and it was the first paper targeted specifically at the Abbotsford area. The paper has since been bought and sold a number of times.

A more recent version of the Abbotsford Post, owned by Corvus Publishing was published in 2005 and 2006 before being purchased by Canwest and shut down several weeks later.

The snapshots of our past we feature in this section are from the years 1910-1924.

*Pages from the old Abbotsford Post are from the Historical Newspapers site at UBC library and the
reproductions are made possible by UBC Library.

Editor’s Note: To read the page simply click on it and an image will emerge which you can increase to full size with a click of your mouse and scroll up and down in order to read it. Clicking on the date below will take you directly the the archived reproduction in the Digital Initiatives collection.

For the full collection of Snapshots of Our Past look under the ‘Lifestyles’ section or simply click here.

January 29, 1915 Headlines:



Dr. Draney, who conducted a dental practice her (sic) last summer and fall and who ceased business here recently, has now removed his equipment to another point.

Mrs Hugh McBride, who for the past month has been visiting friends at the coast, returned home Wednesday evening.

Mrs J.S. Murphy was at home to about twenty-six guests at her home on Thursday evening of last week. Cards were the order of the evening.

One of the pleasing events which form a milestone along the toilsome path toward knowledge, occurred last Friday afternoon in the city schools. The occasion was the visiti of Mayor Foote who, after a rousing address everypoint of which was fully appreciated by his young audiences, presented each pupil with a bar of delicious chocolate.


At the meeting of the directors of the Agricultural Association held on Monday January 25th, it was unanimously decided to hold another exhibition this coming early fall.

For the full 4-page edition click here.

To read the page at full size click on the image.
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