Carterville had one of the area’s leading bands

Besides performing in parades, the Carterville Band competed in contests. (Photo donated by Henry Hulett) Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library Carterville had one of the area’s leading bands Webb City Area Genealogical Society Carterville Band members were active in the community in the early 1900s. They played at […]

E.W. Franz moved here to supply the hardware needs of this growing mining community

Franz Hardware advertisements featuring the convenience of gas (1906) and comfort of coal (1914).  Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library E.W. Franz moved here to supply the hardware needs of this growing mining community Webb City Area Genealogical Society We recently featured a trade token from the Franz Hardware […]

USGS makes searching for mine locations in Missouri a simple matter of clicking

Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library USGS makes searching for mine locations in Missouri a simple matter of clicking Webb City Area Genealogical Society The United States Geological Survey has a list of documented mines in Jasper County that you can pull up on your computer, tablet of smartphone. […]

The way Webb City 4th graders were in 1903

Webster School’s fourth grade in 1903. Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library The way Webb City 4th graders were in 1903 Webb City Area Genealogical Society Mary Yale McCartey is the teacher in this 1903 photograph of the 4th grade pupils attending Webster School in Webb City. The information […]

North Heights fielded a salty bunch in 1910

(DONATED BY MERLE LORTZ) Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library North Heights fielded a salty bunch in 1910 Webb City Area Genealogical Society North Heights School in Carterville fielded a tough-looking football team in 1910. The school was on North Pine Street (near the water tower site today). It […]

75-year-old Waco miners photo

Old News From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library 75-year-old Waco miners photo Webb City Area Genealogical Society Here’s another recent find from the Webb City Historical Society archives, which have been inherited by the Webb City Area Genealogical Society. The picture, of Waco miners, was taken 75 years ago on Aug. […]