A Fourth of July parade on Main Street 

Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

A century ago: Patriotic Fourth in Webb City

Famed local photographer Henry Hulett recorded this Webb City Fourth of July Parade for history. Webb City Area Genealogical Society members noticed the little boys walking with the band and the dominance of downtown by the Newland Hotel (on the left).

Hulett and his camera appear to have been on the roof of a building looking toward City Hall (also housing the fire department) on the northeast corner of First and Allen (Main) streets.

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.