BC News: Sarajevo 02 July 1914

KR1914Jul02On the front page of the weekly Kelowna Record of the 2nd July 1914 a small column was reserved for the Sarajevo story.  Headline news that day was a story about a new creamery being opened which would help local farmers. The cricket and baseball scores were reported and the major story was about the council tackling the ‘noxious’ weeds in the city. Unlike British Newspapers, the front page carried the news as well as advertisements.

Kelowna is in British Columbia, many BC newspapers had closed by that time and very few are available in the archive : http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca

Young men working on the logging camps and sawmills of the Fernie district may not have noticed this story initially, and have no idea of the impact it would have, on many of their short lives.

 

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