Either powerhouse employees wore ties every day or this was a special day, circa 1910.

Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

Streetcar employees had their own newspaper column, Electric Flashes

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

Many may not know the original purpose of the Skateland building, on the northwest corner of Madison Street and Broadway.

It was the power house, where electricity was generated to power the Southwest Missouri Rail Road Company’s streetcar line.

The accompanying photo is looking at the northeast corner of the building. 

Below is a clipping from the Nov. 10, 1903, Webb City Register. The Electric Flashes column reported on “items of interest to those who run or ride on the Electric Line.

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.