This Webb City Mining Co. photo was taken Dec. 18, 1935, which was a day before the one featured in the newspaper article below was taken.
Volunteers are working to digitize many items in the Webb City Area Genealogical Society archives.
Some of the items that are donated to the society are newspaper clippings and scrapbooks. Many times these items are very fragile and scanning them is the best way to preserve them.
This newspaper clipping of the Webb City Mining Company employees was in a scrapbook from the Fred Spille collection. Though it was published in what appears to be The Joplin Globe, this image could not be found in the online digitized copy of the paper. Many times the supplements in the newspaper have not been included in the scanning process. The supplements are usually articles spotlighting area communities, residents and history.
We were happy to find this photograph especially because it contains the names of most of the miners, something we rarely come across with the panoramic photographs.