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Crescent Laundry proclaims it is obeying the new laundry law of 1909

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

A notice in The Webb City Register, Aug. 21, 1909:

Obeying New Laundry Law

Where women are employed in laundries in this state, under the laws enacted by the last legislature, they are prohibited from working over nine hours per day, or fifty-four hours a week. There is a strong penalty for the violation of this law. The proprietors of the Crescent Laundry in this city declare that they are complying strictly with the same.

The text of the accompanying ad reads: Crescent Laundry Co. have just completed a first class strictly modern up-to-date DRY CLEANING PLANT in connection with their Laundry. Our New Dry Cleaning room is the best equipped in the Southwest.

We are now ready and prepared to do all kinds of DRY CLEANING, DYEING, pressing and everything in that line of business.

We assure you of first class work AND when your clothes are returned to you, there is absolutely no ODOR about them.

We most cordially invite Every Citizen of Webb City to come anyway and inspect our plant.

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 second Tuesday of each month in the Geanealogy 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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