Old News

The Old News column is contributed by the Webb City Area Genealogical Society. It features historical photos that have been donated and archived at its headquarters on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library, in Webb City, Missouri.

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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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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Elder Mfg. was an important part of Webb City for 66 years

Elder Manufacturing employees gathered for a photo circa 1919, when the company began operating here. (CONTRIBUTED BY JOHN BURRINGTON) Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library Elder Mfg. was an important part of Webb City for 66 years Webb City Area Genealogical Society Nov. 11, 1918 Elder Manufacturing Company Will …

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‘A monument to human exploitation of natural resources’– back of a 1957 photo of the chats

1950 photos of the chats between Webb City and Carterville, as taken from the side of Route 66. Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library ‘A monument to human exploitation of natural resources’– back of a 1957 photo of the chats Webb City Area Genealogical Society Someone stopped along Route …

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Webb City elementary teachers from the 1943-44 school year

Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library Webb City elementary teachers from the 1943-44 school year Webb City Area Genealogical Society We found this nice handmade poster of 1943-1944 grade school teachers and principals in our archives at the Webb City Area Genealogical Society.  Here are their names: Franklin School, …

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Can you help us complete the identifications in this 1941 Webb Corp photo?

Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library Can you help us complete the identifications in this 1941 Webb Corp photo? Webb City Area Genealogical Society The Webb City Area Genealogical Society is asking for assistance in naming a few of the unknown men in this 1941 photograph of Webb City …

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