Early days in Washington County, AR, are recalled in this 11" x 8.5" spiral bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from the 1889 book, Goodspeed's History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. The 166-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 history of the county: Physical features -- Topography, Geology, etc.; Settlement and Early Scenes; County Organizations; County Officers; Elections; County Finances; Railroads; Societies; Population; Courts and Crime; Attorneys; Military History, including extensive coverage of the Civil War; Cities, Towns and Villages -- Fayetteville, Springdale, Elm Springs, West Fork, Prairie Grove, Boonsboro, Evansville, Cincinnati, etc.; Education, including Cane Hill College, Fayetteville Female Seminary, Ozark Institute, Elm Springs Academy, Arkansas Industrial University; Churches; Post offices; and other items of interest. Besides the many names mentioned in the first part of the booklet, there are biographies of many county residents of yesteryear. Most are quite 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 Agee, John T. Appleby, John J. Arnold, Dr. Evans Atwood, Philip Hudson Babb, Jeremiah Barnes, John F. Barr, George Wesley Barringer, Richard H. Bean, John M. Bell, Alvin J. Bellamy, John Quincy Benbrook, Allen H. Bennett, Millard Berry, Sheppard Hubbard Blackmer, Jesse Lee Blakemore, Benjamin F. Boone, Francis M. Boyd, J.L. Bozarth, David Bridenthal, Thomas Brooks, Dr. Javan Bryant, Charles Ratcliffe Buckner, H. Milton Butler, Albert M. Byrnes, A.J. Campbell, James B. Campbell, Thomas J. Campbell, William H. Campbell, Barton A. Carl, Obed C. Cate, Alexander Caton, James M. Chandler, Joel L. Cherry, Dr. D. Christian, Ambrose H. Clark, B.F. Clark, Ellery W. Clark, Damon Clarke, Charles T. Clayton, Samuel T. Cole, Prof. J. W. Coltrane, I.G. Combs, C.C. Conner, John M. Cox, Samuel A. Craig, Johnson Crawford, Leonidas E. Crawford, Rev. Henry C. Crowell, James C. Cunningham, Hiram Abiff Daily, Charles Dale, James E. Davis, Wilson M. Davis, George Freeman Deane, William S. Deaver, Wiley D. Deen, Mac Devin, David Divelbiss, Dr. Dryden Dold, James Dodson, Rev. William A. Douthit, Julius Linn Duke, Zebulon B. Edmiston, Howard Edwards, S.L. Eidson, William Harrison Eidson, William H. Engels, J.T. Evins, Jasper Farmer, James Felton, James Andrew Ferguson, T.R. Ferguson, John R. Flinn, Jonathan Foust, Stephen D. Gilbreath, Thomas Gladden, Dr. H.D. Gorham, James S. Graham, Riley Graham, Dr. Clifton Sidney Gray, Prof. Oliver Crosby Gray, A.J. Greathouse, Henderson Parmer Greene, Andrew Smith Gregg, H.P. Gregg, Thomas B. Greer, Major James M. Grimes, Thomas Montague Gunter, James S. Gwinn, A.J. Hale, Rev. G.P. Hanks, Samuel A. Hanna, Robert O. Hannah, Isham Harrell, J.R. Harris, William A.M. Harris, Fielding Hash, W.B. Haxton, Harvey F. Head, Armstrong Hendricks, Alexander Hendry, Patrick Hennessey, Daniel Harvey Hill, Albert J. Hodges, Jo Holcomb, William H. Holcomb, William D. Holland, B.F. Holway, James F. Hood, David G. Hope, Julius Franklin Howell, Rodham C. Horner, Samuel C. Howell, Col. Thomas J. Hunt, John W. Hutchens, James M. Jackson, Hairl P. Jenkins, Thomas Jennings, Dr. P.A. Johnson, Jacob Q. Johnson, Benjamin F. Johnson, Preston Johnson, Samuel P. Jones, William A.D. Jones, Luke L. Kantz, Daniel H. Karnes, John Karnes, William Karnes, Dr. Jesse R. Kelly, Thomas J. Kelly, Thomas H. Kerby, F. G. Kimbrough, William Clay Kuykendall, Milton F. Lake, George T. Lake, Thomas Latham, A.A. Langham, Preston J. Lea, Rev. Thomas Leach, Prof. Charles Hendee Leverett Augustus Buckner Lewis, Brackin Lewis, George W. Lewis, William M. Lewis, Benjamin F. Little, Lane, Linebarger and Co., Prof. William W. Lundy, Dr. S.D. Luther, James S. McClatchy, George W. McClure, Dr. William Allen McCord, William T. McCormick, Dr. E.G. McCormick, Hugh F. McDanield, J.S. McDanield, J.O. McDanield, William McIlroy, W.R. McIlroy, William A. McKinzie, Thomas McKnight, Wiley Paul McNair, Hosea M. Maguire, A.C. Males, Francis J. Males, Peter Mankins, Walter Mankins, William H.F. Marion, Squire B. Marrs, Charles G. Marrs, Samuel Ervin Marrs, Daniel B. Mason, Zacharias C. Mason, John Masters, David J. Masters, John Mayes, Robert J. Mayes, William Mayes, William Green Mhoon, Dr. D.S. Miller, George D. Miller, William Mitchell, John Mock, Moses Mock, James E. Mock, Albert A. Moore, George P. Moore, Wilburn Denton Moore, John B. Morris, George Wilson Morrow, William H. Morton, Edward Hunter Murfee, Col. James P. Neal, John A. Neill, Julian Bailey Nix, R.J. Norman, James Oates, Dr. Anderson Ott, John W. Oxford, Alexander Parker, Col. Isaac Mitchell Patridge, Judge William Jesse Patton, Petross Bothers and Co., James H. Phillips, William P. Phillips, Capt. Samuel Pinckney Pittman, Judge James Middleton Pittman, Thomas J. Pollard, John K. Pool, George W. Pool, Augustin Clayton Poole, David C. Price, J.R. Pyeatt, Benjamin F. Ramey, Alexander W. Reed, Andrew B. Reed, George W.M. Reed, William D. Reed, John Reese, Pleasant V. Rhea, Oren M. Rieff, R.L. Ritter, Thomas Roberts, Rev. J.C. Robertson, David E. Robinson, John M. Robinson, Dr. Samuel E. Rogers, James M. Russell, Robert A. Rutherford, Dr. S.P. Sample, John Sanders, L.A. Sanders, John W. Scott, Peter S. Scott, Robert R. Scott, Rufus R. Seay, Thomas J. Shannon, Joseph Bryant Shannon, John Allen Shepard, Barry V. Sherrod, Baylis Shumate, William Madison Simmons, Capt. David Tucker Smith, James W. Smith, Thomas H.. Smith, John P. Stafford, James A. Stapp, Stinson S. Stearnes, Dr. Marion D. Steele, W.V. Steele, Searing S. Stelle, L. Granville Stephens, Rev. John Calvin Stockburger, W.L. Stokes, Alfred D. Strickler, Silas L. Suttle, George Sutton, Dr. D.C. Summers, Eliphaz Taylor, Z.A. Thomas, Andrew J. Thompson, John N. Tillman, Rowland C. Tollett, Capt. John C. Toney, J.M. Toney, Josiah W.M. Trent, Thomas A. Towler, Junius W. Tucker, Pleasant B. Tucker Sr., John G. Tunstill, James Hayden Van Hoose, George W. Van Hoose, Peter Van Winkle, Jefferson Davis Van Winkle, Joseph Elkanah Vaughan, Augustus Volner, Thomas Wainwright, Charles Whiting Walker, John A. Walker, William Robert Ward, Abner W. Wasson, Joel Waterman, J. Watkins, James A. Watson, Elijah Webb, Thomas F. Webster, Dr. Thomas G. Welch, Alvah G. West, James Sanders West, Thomas M. West, Joseph White, Thomas B. Whitehead, Jay Manuel Whitman, W.H. Whitlow, Zadok Winn, Alfred L. Williams, Robert R. Williams, Joseph Williams, Andrew J. Wilson, Arkansas Wilson, William F. Wilson, John Proudfit Wood, William T. Woolsey, and Dr. John Young.