Old News

From the 3rd floor of the Webb City Public Library

Collection of Webb City business tokens numbers 17

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

The Webb City Historical Society had a nice framed display of Webb City trade tokens copied from a collection belonging to Elmer Randall of Miami, Okla.

The collecting of trade tokens is part of the field of exonumia. Trade tokens were issued by merchants to promote trade and extend credit to customers. 

The highest-use period of trade tokens in the United States was between 1870 and 1920.


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.