Ball & Gunning Milling Co., near Austin and Madison streets, circa 1917.

Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

Ball & Gunning dominated the West End skyline

Joplin News Herald, April 20, 1916

A 1914 advertisement claimed the mills at Ball and Gunning Milling Co. in Webb City had a daily capacity was 250 barrels of flour, 1,000 sacks of chop and 150 barrels of meal.

The elevator capacity was 150,000 bushels. Train cars with mixed product could be purchased. Prices could be had by wiring or writing the company.

Arthur Hamilton, the man below standing on the wagon bed at Ball and Gunning, was the father of WCAGS founding member Margaret Hamilton Goddard.

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.

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