Our town has lots of historical tidbits

The concrete walls of the streetcar overpass can are still present on Daugherty Street between Webb City and Carterville. Ancestors, Legends & Time Our town has lots of historical tidbits Jeanne Newby Here are some interesting tidbits of information about Webb City, Missouri. • The first photo of Earth from outer space was taken by […]

The last of the neighborhood markets

On top of everything else to draw you in to Broadway Market were the watermelons chilling in the horse tank.  Ancestors, Legends and Time The last of the neighborhood markets Jeanne Newby Twenty-two years ago as we were preparing for Thanksgiving dinner shopping, we were given the announcement in the Nov. 19, 1999, Sentinel that […]

Kool-Aid, Kool-Aid tastes great. Kool-Aid, Kool-Aid can’t wait!

Ancestors, Legends & Time Kool-Aid, Kool-Aid tastes great. Kool-Aid, Kool-Aid can’t wait!  Jeanne Newby Remember as a kid on a hot summer day drinking an ice cold glass of Kool Aid? I remember my Mom bought grape Kool Aid so there would be less arguing on what flavor we wanted. I guess because my flavors […]

Early doctors had offices in their homes to treat patients

Dr. C.H. Craig in his office at 711 W. Broadway. Ancestors, Legends & Time Early doctors in Webb City treated patients in their home offices Jeanne Newby Over the 142 years that Webb City has been established, this town has seen many doctors come and go. I don’t have all the doctors listed that have […]

Visiting with friends and neighbors was half the fun of the sidewalk sales

A sidewalk sale in front of the Kress store in the 1960s. Ancestors, Legends & Time Visiting with friends and neighbors was half the fun of the sidewalk sales Jeanne Newby Remember when Webb City used to have sidewalk sales. What a party! The businesses would pull tables out on the sidewalk and load them […]

Before McDonald’s and Walgreens

Madison & MacArthur the way it used to be, looking northwest. Ancestors, Legends & Time Before McDonald’s and Walgreens Jeanne Newby What an interesting picture from the past that features the intersection of Madison Street and MacArthur Drive. Ozark Motel on the southwest corner of the intersection (top left quadrant in the photo) was replaced […]