Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

45 tons and whada ya get?

We have a great picture of the Atlas Mine to display this week. Note the sign on the roof line at left that says it’s the “New” Atlas Mine, which makes us wonder what happened to the original.

According to an 1899 article in The Webb City Gazette, the New Atlas Mine was located three miles south of Webb City.

The mine was operated by G. W. Ground, president; J. Frank Wilnic (sp), vice-president; S. A. Shinkle, secretary; D. S. Stevens, treasurer; R. F. Glenn, superintendent.

Mine output was 45 tons of jack and 15,000 lbs of lead per week, with 21 men on a shift.

Expenses were $500 per week.

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.