Snapshots From Our Past

By December 30, 2013Snapshots 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.

December 23, 1910 Headlines:


Christmas Store News
It is unnecessary for the Post to remind its readers that shopping at our town stores is far ahead in monetary matters, convenience to themselves and choice of articles as we are aware that all our citizens are imbibed with that spirit of home dealing which tends towards the building up of the town.

A New Hotel For Abbotsford
There isd nothing more essential to the growth and expansion of any business community than ample hotel accommodation, so believe Messrs James Adair and Anance of Vancouver, who have purchases a block of lots east of the tram station.

Lindsay Russell
Auctioneer, real Estate and Live Stock Agent

I beg and thank my many clients throughout the district for their past favors and in doing so desire the public to know that I am now attending personally to my own business and that I have no agents either employed selling or listing properties on my behalf.

I want for clients at once

For the full 4-page edition click here.

To read the page at full size click on the image.
Dec 23 1910 Abbotsford Post

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