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 93-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: Organization of the county; Early court houses and jails; A shocking murder and other court trials; Temperance; William Lockert and other pioneers; County officials; Physical features; Civil War days, including the account of a spy; Benton, the county seat, Traskwood, Collegeville, Bryant and other communities; Secret societies; Education; 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: Wilburn Hensley Allen, J.W. Ashby, Philip J. Bradfield, William Brents, James A. Brown, A.B. Burks, Frederick W. Bush, Judge H.T.Caldwell, Daniel A. Cameron, J.L. Canada, Joseph M. Chennault, D.M. Cloud, John L. Collat, W.H. Collatt, Thomas Y. Craig, Capt. Augustus A. Crawford, W.H. Crudgington, Dr. W.S. Davis, Davidson and Russell, Russell Deaton, Rev. I.N. Dunnahoo, William A. Dyer, J.M. Dyer, James Q. Earnest, John M. Finley, Dr. D.N. Fisher, Capt. J.C. Flynn, Wylie B. Fowler, Reuben Garrett, H.S. Glenn, Thomas H. Glidewell, John M. Green, Luther A. Grimes, Dr. J.W. Hall, W.H. Harlow, E.L. Harris, Milton A. Harris, Isaac Harrison, John C. Henderson, Samuel M. Henderson, James M. Hicks, A.B. Holland, G.R. Hunnicutt, Rev. Andrew Hunter, J.T. Hyatt, William James, W.T. James, Dr. Vaughn D. Lafferty, A.J. Lancaster, W.H. Lawrence, L.C. McAdams, J.N. McAllester, Henry H. McCray, McNeelan Lumber Company, J.Y. Mashburn, Marshal M. Mashburn, T.C. Mays, Dr. Benjamin S. Medlock, Constantine H. Medlock, James N. Medlock, A.J. Mewer, A.P. Mitchell, Samuel A. Mitchell, A.H. Murphey, T.J. Roberts, C.H. Rucker, P.W. Rucker, Alexander Russell, Patrick Scott, Joseph Scott, Winfrey G. Scott, E.W. Searcy, H. Carlton Shaw, John O. Shepard, M.C. Shepherd, John F. Shoemaker, John F. Shoppach, J.P. Smith Sr., Mack H. Staner, Joseph Taylor, Capt. W.W. Thompson, Dr. J.W. Walton, B.A. Wesbrook, William W. White, James A. White, T.C. White, Col. S.H. Whitthorne, John A. Wilkerson, William W. Williams, J.B. Wilson, Frank Woosley, William D. Wray, and M.L. Young. The WPA section includes a small map of the area and has tour stops at Benton, the Benton Colony of the Arkansas State Hospital, and Bauxite.