Early days in Lonoke County, AR, are recalled in this spiral-bound book, comprised of excerpts from Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski, Jefferson, Lonoke, Faulkner, Grant, Saline, Perry, Garland and Hot Spring Counties, Arkansas (1886) , and from Arkansas, A Guide to the State, a 1941 WPA publication. The 90-page book is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The first part of the booklet contains a brief history of the county: Early religious settlements, including Presbyterians, Methodists and Baptists, and early ministers; Schools, Organization of the county; First court house and later court house building; County Jail; Early pioneers; Hunting stories; County officials; Physical features; Civil War days; the towns of Austin, Brownsville, Cabot, Carlisle, England, and Lonoke, the county seat and other items of interest. Besides the names mentioned in the first part of the booklet, there are biographies of many county residents of yesteryear. Most are fairly lengthy, and often include ancestors, previous residences, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities. In the course of this they often shed light on the early businesses, professions and institutions in the county. The biographies include: William G. Adams, A.J. Agnew, Dr. W.J.D. Alexander, Lodawick Allen, Grandison Apple, William Baskerville, J.F. Bayne, Capt. D.W. Bizzell, Col. Isaac D. Booe, James Charles Boyd, Henry L. boyd, D.W. Boyte, John H. Bradford, Henry Taylor Bradford, N.A. Brewer, James W. Brewer, Dr. S.J. Brietz, Henry Brown, L.L. Buffalo, Thomas Butterworth, Samuel B. Canon, Charles R. Carroll, J.L. Carson, Simeon William Cate, James Caviness, J.B. Chapline, George M. Chapline, Isaac S. Chrisman, Lafayette M. Cobb, James D. Cobb, Walter F. Crutcher, Elisha N. Davis, Hardy Scott Dees, William P. Dortch, A.L. Driskill, Robert Spain Duke, William H. Eagle, Philip F. Eagle, Joseph L. Eagle, Major Henry L. Elcan, Henry Ellingsworth, Charles W. England, Albert G. England, Dr. John P. Fletcher, William P. Fletcher, James M. Furr, Benjamin J. Galloway, James M. Gateley, James E. Gatewood, Samuel Gingle, James W. Glover, John E. Glover, Henry C. Glover, John Claborne Goodrum Sr., John C. Goodrum Jr., W.G. Graham, Jacob R. Gray, Daniel L. Gray, Alphonse Hamberg, William H. Harper, Benjamin M. Harrington, Henry R. Harris, William Madison Hensley, William Frields Hicks, James H. Hicks, James A. High, J.W. Hollis, Richard W. Hopper, M.C. House, Lewis W. Hutson, Samuel C. Jackson, John D. Jordan, James M. King, Amos D. King, Stephen P. Kirkland, Joe S. Kirkpatrick, Thomas Kitley, Andrew Jackson Legate, Charles B. Leigh, George B. Long, John F. Loretz, F.H. Lyons, W.R. McCrary, Silas W. Marble, Gregory Martineau, Columbus Metcalf, Otis A. Miner, Rev. James Wilson Moore, James M. Morris, W. Nathan Morris, George W. Morris, Dr. E.S. Motter, James W. Munnerlyn, George P. Murrell, Benjamin D. Muzzy, James M. Neely, J.R. Nelon, Stephen T. Northcutt, Andrew Park, Dr. James Milton Park, William M. Patton, John H. Percefull, William T. Perry, Robert Calvin Pinson, J.P. Portis, John W. Puryear, William H. Pyburn, Dr. T.J. Reiff, William Henry Roberson, J.M. Robinson, H. Frank Robinson, George L. Rose, William F. Ross, Col. R.P. Rowley, Rev. James Polasky Russell, William Greenberry Russell, William H. Sanders, Alfred Webb Sanders, James S. Savage, Conoway Scott, Elihu D. Seaton, Reuben H. Simmons, Judge J.N. Smith, Elbert F. Solomon, Andrew J. Somers, James Franklin Stephens, Dr. Benjamin L. Stovall, A.D. Tanner, James H. Temple, Dr. Gaston M. Thompson, John W. Thompson, John McClure Trimble, Nathan E. Verser, John R. Walton, W.M. Watts, George S. Weaver, Thomas H. Webb, Capt. Patrick H. Wheat and Pierce H. Whitfield. The WPA section has tour stops at Austin, Carlisle, and Lonoke, and also includes a small map of the area.