Snapshots 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.

May 20, 2010 Headlines:

Government Road Work
Road Superintendent Cruikshank was in town last week and started some men to work on the government road.

Keeps A-Going Too
Abbotsford has only one automobile, but that ‘ere auto seems always to be toot-tooting round the district and our real estate men find it a great boon to be able to show the clients around in double quick time.

Real Estate Still Booming
Real Estate still continues to be good. There are a bunch of “knockers” burying their little hammers. Sneers are fast disappearing.

For the full 4-page edition click here.

To read the page at full size click on the image.
Post May 20 1910

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