The bath house and slide at Lakeside circa 1910. 

Old News

From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library

Lakeside Park’s down time

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

The dance hall.

The swinging bridge. (PHOTOS DONATED BY SHARON PEEK)

Lakeside Park on Center Creek was usually a busy place, with streetcars packed with people streaming in from the region to have fun.

The atmosphere was serene, though, when the accompanying winter photos were taken circa 1910. Thanks to Sharon Peek for donating them.


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 Geadalogy 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.