Early days in Monroe County, AR, are recalled in this spiral bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from the 1889 book, Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, and a product of the WPA, Arkansas, A Guide to the State, published in 1941. The 72-page booklet 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: Transportation -- railroads, etc.; Location, physical features, agriculture, population; Settlers and settlements; County officials; Civil War days; Clarendon -- fraternal organizations, merchants, etc.; Brinkley and other towns; schools and churches, 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: J.T. Andrews, Judge H.B. Bateman, Major John B. Baxter, William L. Benton, Samuel Langley Black, Mrs. Bena Black (widow of Major William Black), A.T. Blaine, William H. Boyce, W.F. Branch, Rev. Thomas J. Brickell, Elijah C. Brown, W.D. Burge, Capt. Hilliard A. Carter, James Allen Cocke, John W. Cooper, Richard N. counts, Robert Craig, S.W. Davis, J.H. Dial, Capt. Parker C. Ewan, S.E. Fitzhugh, J.M. and A. Flora, J.M. Folkes, Dr. J.W. Frazer, Alfred J. Gannon, William H. Govan, Grant Green, Henry D. Green, William Jasper Hall, William Hooker, Wesley H. Hughen, James Benton Hughes, G.W. Hurst, T.H. Jackson, Capt. Benjamin F. Johnson, Capt. William J.F. Jones, Benjamin F. Kerr, W.D. Kerr, L.W. Kizer, Charles B. La Belle, B.J. Lambert, Henry A. McGill, M.J. Manning, M.D. Martin, William Montgomery Mayo, Lawrence Sherod Mayo, John William Mayo, James M. Miles, Charles B. Mills, Dr. L.B. Mitchell, Polk Montgomery, Harry H. Myers, Alfred Owens, James C. Palmer, Robert W. Park, James Park, Dr. William Park, J.T. Parker, W.H. Peterson, Samuel R. Pointer, Dr. W.D. Powell, D.B. Renfro, George A. Rich, J.P. Ridout, James P. Roberts, F.J. Robinson, J.W.B. Robinson, W.F. Sain, Louis Salinger, James S. Seale, Miles A. Simmons, Stephen Simons, Washington Simpson, William K. Sims, William E. Spencer, William Grant Sutton, Judge James S. Thomas, Frank B. Toms, B.P. Vanderford, Capt. Milton H. Vaughan, Capt. J.W. Walker, William B. Wellborn, Dr. Robert M. West, Capt. J.W. Whitfield, Capt. Lewis Williams and Woodfin and Henderson. The WPA section includes stops at West Memphis, Levi, Forrest City, Brinkle, DeVall's Bluff, Hazen, Hughes, Marianna, Clarendon, the Roc-Roe State Game Refuge, and other points of interest in the area.