Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

Do you recognize this crew of drivers?

Our main picture this week is of three trucks, with their drivers and perhaps their boss.

Notice the trucks’ license plate numbers are consecutive. The hats are another clue that the picture is of a local delivery company. Let us know if you can identify any of the guys or the company.

In the background is the former Salvation Army building, which was east of Main Street on Broadway.

Also, do you recognize the city in which the photo below was taken? It doesn’t appear to be Webb City. There’s a sign on the depot, but we can’t make it out.

There’s also handwriting on the back of the print that says, “depot and water tank taken from ice 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 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.