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’70s fire engines only had room in the cab for two, other crew members rode on the tailboard

Engine No. 36, on the modified chassis of a Ford F750, was kept with pride at the former Webb City Fire Department, at Church and Tom streets. Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library ’70s fire engines only had room in the cab for two, other crew members rode on …

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Purcell team recruited players, won its own Home League championship in 1953

Joplin Globe caption: Here are shown Purcell’s Home League baseball champions for 1953, the team completing the season with 19 wins and 6 defeats. Purcell won the title by taking two straight from Alba in the playoff. Players shown here are:  (KNEELING) Bill Pyle, 2b; Bill Drake, ss; Homer Scott, cf; George (Babe) Garrison, p …

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Early settlers’ daughter became a longtime educator in the area

Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library Early settlers’ daughter became a longtime educator in the area Webb City Area Genealogical Society We recently found two documents pertaining to early education in our archives. One is a teacher’s certificate from Barton County issued to Arria Jenkyns on Sept. 23, 1884, …

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Civil War raid near Carthage as seen through the eyes of a young participant

Civil War raid near Carthage as seen through the eyes of a young participant The reenactment of the Battle of Carthage was held the weekend of May 20 – 22 to observe the 160th anniversary of the early Civil War battle. A 1939 interview with a survivor of the battle is provided here by the …

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Civil War raid near Carthage as seen through the eyes of a young participant

Civil War raid near Carthage as seen through the eyes of a young participant As Carthage and Civil War reenactors prepare for events this weekend to observe the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Carthage, the Webb City Area Genealogical Society provides the following historical newspaper article. Details about the reenactment and related festivities can …

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Before cars, Webb Citians could get a ride up Main Street on a streetcar… or a horse

The Newland Hotel, in the distance with its two towers, really dominated Webb City’s Allen (Main) Street when this photo was taken circa 1900, looking north from Third Street. Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library Before cars, Webb Citians could get a ride up Main Street on a streetcar… …

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Streetcar employees had their own newspaper column, Electric Flashes

Either powerhouse employees wore ties every day or this was a special day, circa 1910. Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library Streetcar employees had their own newspaper column, Electric Flashes Webb City Area Genealogical Society Many may not know the original purpose of the Skateland building, on the northwest …

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Jennie and Edith Lowe started their teaching careers in Purcell and retired from Webb City

Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library Jennie and Edith Lowe started their teaching careers in Purcell and retired from Webb City Webb City Area Genealogical Society A few weeks ago we ran a poster from the 1943-1944 school year featuring teachers from the Webb City grade schools. Two of …

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