A persistent love affair

Ancestors, Legends & Time A persistent love affair In honor of St. Valentine’s Day, we will share a true Webb City Love Story. Let’s take

Do you remember riding the train?

The Frisco Depot when there was still passenger train service in Webb City. The building is still on the northeast corner of Madison and Daugherty

Remembering Dixie Marie Larson

Ancestors, Legends & Time Remembering Dixie Marie Larson Jeanne Newby Larry Larsen was a big part of Webb City history as he owned two of

Here’s to happy Thanksgiving memories

Ancestors, Legends & Time Here’s to happy Thanksgiving memories Jeanne Newby Thanksgiving… just the word conjures up memories! When you hear the word Thanksgiving, your

The early-day family of Jacob Litteral

Ancestors, Legends & Time The early-day family of Jacob Litteral Jeanne Newby Jacob Litteral left a mark on this world in his actions and deeds,

Witnessing a guardian angel

Ancestors, Legends & Time Witnessing a guardian angel Jeanne Newby A spooky story shared by an acquaintance, as she tells of her own true and

Are you afraid of ghosts?

Ancestors, Legends & Time Are you afraid of ghosts? Jeanne Newby As we near the special holiday known as Halloween, I get the itch to

Don’t stop investigating history

This is the former YMCA building on West Daugherty Street. This building still stands at 214 and 216 N. Main St. Ancestors, Legends & Time

There’s always a need for volunteers

Jeanne Newby grits her teeth as she participates in a Mining Days cow chip throwing contest in the early 1980s. Ancestors, Legends & Time There’s

Where did all… the taxi companies go?

Ancestors, Legends & Time Where did all… the taxi companies go? Jeanne Newby Do you remember the different bus stops we had in Webb City?

Volunteers we miss

Fritz and Della Rogers in Streetcar No. 60 when they were king and queen of Mining Days. Ancestors, Legends & Time Volunteers we miss Jeanne

When school lunches were always 25¢

The former Webb City High School, on Broadway between Washington and Jefferson streets. Ancestors, Legends & Time When school lunches were always 25¢ Jeanne Newby

There was swimming in historic Oronogo

Steps, at left, lead to Oronogo’s former swimming pool. Ancestors, Legends & Time There was swimming in historic Oronogo Jeanne Newby The Oronogo swimming pool

Uncomfortable but profitable

Allen Shoe Store Ancestors, Legends & Time Uncomfortable but profitable Jeanne Newby Have you ever noticed those pinched, high top shoes in most old photos?

School’s out; Summer’s here

Ancestors, Legends & Time School’s out; Summer’s here Jeanne Newby It has been a while since we have had a “Do You Remember” article. So

Remember lives sacrificed for our country

Ancestors, Legends & Time Remember lives sacrificed for our country Jeanne Newby As Memorial Day approaches, we are often told stories of soldiers and their

Summer time : Kool-Aid time

Ancestors, Legends & Time Summer time : Kool-Aid time Jeanne Newby Remember the cooling effect of drinking a glass of Kool-Aid on a warm summer

Murder mystery gripped society in 1880

Harry Woodard’s brick mill, formerly located off North Main Street. Ancestors, Legends & Time Murder mystery gripped society in 1880 Jeanne Newby Like a bolt

Once-active YMCA died with its trustees

The former YMCA building in the 100 block of W. Daugherty St. Ancestors, Legends & Time Once-active YMCA died with its trustees Jeanne Newby The

It wasn’t always Stone’s Corner

The Airport Drive Cafe, located just behind the Tidol Filling Station. That building was a cafe until the early ’90s. Ancestors, Legends & Time It

Those were the good ole days

Ancestors, Legends & Time Those were the good ole days Jeanne Newby Memories from the past as shared by friends and readers. Names were withheld

THANKS to LIVING in Webb City

Annual Thanksgiving football game between Webb City and Carthage at Hatten Field in 1949. Ancestors, Legends & Time THANKS to LIVING in Webb City Jeanne

1918 Liberty Bond contest essay winner

Ancestors, Legends & Time 1918 Liberty Bond contest essay winner Jeanne Newby During World War I (1914-1918) Americans were being urged to support the government

Remember when?

A school friend, Kathy Bigley Wright, recalls the Hula Hoop craze that took the country by storm. She has also shared a photo of a

Lucius P. “Buck” Buchanan

Webb City Baptist College Ancestors, Legends & Time Lucius P. “Buck” Buchanan Jeanne Newby Between Webb City and Joplin is some land that belonged to

Volunteerism is always needed

The World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park, was built in 1909 with proceeds from the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. Ancestors, Legends & Time

The mess left behind by horses

J.E. Pyle Livery and Boarding, with drive-in service, was at 401 N. Main St. (circa 1912). Ancestors, Legends & Time The mess left behind by

Grandma’s house of love

Ancestors, Legends & Time Grandma’s house of love Jeanne Newby We all have special memories of our childhood. Some we might have shared with others

Remember and make some summertime memories

Ancestors, Legends & Time Remember and make some summertime memories Jeanne Newby Okay, the first day of summer has arrived. We have many memories of

Born mischievous

Ancestors, Legends & Time Born mischievous Jeanne Newby One thing about Dave Allen’s stories of growing up – they make you appreciate your own children.

Remember When – Purcell

Ancestors, Legends & Time Remember When – Purcell Jeanne Newby Let’s visit a neighboring community with some “Remember Whens.” Let’s visit Purcell – one third

Our city halls through time

The old city hall had the fire and police departments as well as city offices and the courtroom in one building.  Ancestors, Legends & Time

A memory of what used to be there

A feature of Midway Park, at St. Louis and Euclid avenues in Joplin, was Castle Rock. Ancestors, Legends & Time A memory of what used

“Only in America” fun

The Sentinel covered this log house moving day in 1998. Ancestors, Legends & Time “Only in America” fun Jeanne Newby I found a wonderful message

 WEBB CITY – WE LOVE IT HERE!

John Biggs’ mural, which graces Main Street, on the east side of Prater’s Pharmacy. Ancestors, Legends & Time  WEBB CITY – WE LOVE IT HERE!

Being boys

Ancestors, Legends & Time Being boys Jeanne Newby Dave Allen was a challenge to his folks, and each day he tried so hard to be

West End: A city within a city

Frisco Depot, a remaining fixture of the West End, is at Madison and Daugherty streets. Ancestors, Legends & Time West End: A city within a

The HUB expanded quickly

Ancestors, Legends & Time The HUB expanded quickly Jeanne Newby As we near Christmas, our minds and memories go back in time to Christmas long

What the Civic was and the Blake before it

[metaslider id=”9444″] Ancestors, Legends & Time What the Civic was and the Blake before it Jeanne Newby I was asked questions just recently about the

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

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

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

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How good is your Mining Days memory?

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Webb City’s Easter sunrise tradition that drew thousands

Tidbits of Webb City History

This is what concrete abutments remaining on Daugherty Street between Webb City and Carterville were for – to elevate the streetcars above the railroad. Tidbits

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