The “original” Craig’s List?

In those distant days before the internet, fifty years before Craig’s List, and using just the telephone, a couple from East Vancouver set up a middle-man position for people trying to buy and sell things.

“People who want to buy or sell anything can phone Boyd’s List and will receive information where buyers and/or sellers can be contacted.  A very reasonable charge is made for this service.” — Highland Echo, 24 April 1952.

Craig’s List … Boyd’s List — even the name is not new!

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2 Responses to The “original” Craig’s List?

  1. sid says:

    please backup your broken links & documents on this post:
    http://jakking.typepad.com/daily/2004/08/chemical_war_cr.html

  2. jakking says:

    That was more than 6 years ago. I am sure you could do a Google search for “Agent Orange” + “Vietnam” and get decent links.

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