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.

July 29, 2010 Headlines:

Inspected The New Roads
Road Superintendent Cruickshanks walker over the new Clayburn road from Clayburn station to Abbotsford on Thursday morning last.

The road is now complete and he reports the road is satisfactory

Matsqui School Board
Mr. James Gibson addressed the meeting, setting forth the hardship caused by his five children by the closing of the Jubilee school last term, and which practically prevents them from having access to a school.

Building A Jail Here
The provincial government are building provincial jail for Constable Black to entertain his guests while stying in the town.

For the full 4-page edition click here.

July 27 Post

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