The Barnsdall Mill No. 2, southwest of Waco.

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A tub hooker and helper were expected to recover from Barnsdall Mill No. 2 accident in 1923

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

In going through the Webb City Historical Society archives, Marti Pittman found a great photo of Barnsdall Mill No. 2. It was located southwest of Waco, right on the Missouri-Kansas line.

The latitude and longitude are 37.22947 -94.61663. If you go there, you can still be able to see the strip pits and the mine land.

In 1923, two Webb City men were injured at Barnsdall Mill No. 2. 

Miles Sallust and Frank Woodhouser were hurt when a boulder fell 385 feet, striking both of them between the shoulders. Sallust was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Joplin in Frank-Sievers Undertaking Company ambulance. While Woodhouser was taken to his home at Webb and Galena streets in Webb City.

Although Sallust was more severely injured than Woodhouser, his wounds were not believed to be serious. Sallust was a tub hooker and Woodhouser a helper. Sallust resided at 822 W. Austin St.

Google aerial view of where the Barnsdall Mill No. 2 used to be.

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 second Tuesday of each month in the Geanealogy 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.

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