Snapshots Of Our Past

By November 4, 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.

November 4, 1910 Headlines:


“The Height Of Hospitality”
(From Fraser Valley Record)
On Tuesday evening the Missions District Board of Trade tendered Mr. W.J. Manson, the member for Dewdney riding in the local legislature, a banquet at the Matsqui Host, Sam Giles.

Fruit Lectures At Abbotsford
Word has been received at this office that arrangements have been compleyed to hold one of the meetings first advertised to be held at Aldergrove, now to be given at Abbotsford.

A Surprise Party
A number of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. McGowan gave them a surprise party on Monday evening. A very pleasdant time was spent.

Has A Big Contract At Port Mann
Mr. George Ferguson and Mrs. Ferguson left on Thursday for New Westminster, where Mr. Ferguson has the contract of clearing the townsite of Port Mann. He expects to have the $60,000 contract completed by next spring when he again expects to return to Abbotsford to live. His many friends around Abbotsford will wish him success in the undertaking.

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Dec 23 1910 Abbotsford Post

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