Early days in Crawford County, AR, are recalled in this 11 x 8.5 page 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 113-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: Natural History -- The Terraces, Water, Natural Dam, Stone, Mineral Springs, Products, etc.; Era of Settlement -- Earliest Inhabitants, First White Settler, Land Entries (lots of names), Later Settlers; Organization -- County Formation; Societies; Railroads; Election Returns; County Officers; The Courts, with several trials recalled; Members of The Bar; Cities, Towns and Villages -- Van Buren, Alma, Mountainburg, Cedarville, Cove City, Uniontown, Porter, Rudy, etc.; Military Annals -- the Mexican War, the Civil War; 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: William M. Alexander, John M. Allen, William M. Allen, James A. Allen, Thomas Allen, Martin Barker, Dr. Beal, William R. Bolling, Dr. Addison McArthur Bourland, Capt. William Bowlin, H. Boyd, John Bradford, J.H. Branson, G.I. Briscoe, Dr. Charles Fox Brown, Dr. Eliab M. Brown, Judge Benton Jackson Brown, William D. Brown, J.W. Burrows, John F. Bushmiaer, William H. Byers, L.B. Byars, Thomas T. Byars, John W. Cain, Isaac A. Campbell, Silas M. Carney, R.B. Carson, Mrs. Matilda Jane Clonch, William T. Coatney, Jesse P. Cole, Zill Coleman, A.H. Colgrove, Samuel Collins, Tom Comstock, James M. Comstock, Barnett C. Conley, Nicholas F. Cornelius, Dr. Daniel R. Coryell, Henry Clay Cradduck, John W. Cradduck, Philip R. Craven, David H. Creekmore, Thomas L. Daniel, William R. Daniel, John S. Daniel, Elisha Dean, James M. Dean, Ben Decherd, Dr. James A. Dibrell, James M. Dick, Davidson Dickson, Robert L. Dillon, John H. Dougan, M.W. Drewrey, Joseph Starr Dunham, Benjamin Dyer, Stephen M. Dyer, Thomas R. Early, T.W. Edmondson, Leander Elkins, J.A. Farris, John Flanagin, R.M. Flinn, James A. Floyd, Eugene N. Formby, Sterling Price Foster, Gillead J.B. Gideon, Alexander Gooding, James Greig, Judge Harrison B. Hale, Moses Hall, Dr. Harrison D. Hammack, J.R. Harden, Dr. Robert G. Harrison, Charles F . Harvey, James D. Hawkins, Henry Clay Hayman, William Henry, Wesley Hinson, Jeremiah J. Henson, John Henson, Ben F. Hodges, Richard Holcroft, Mrs. Catherine Hollis, James K.P. Howell, Henry Howell, James H. Huckleberry, Dr. Andrew H. Huckleberry, Mrs. Lucinda (Meek) Hutchins, H.M. Hutchins, Robert S. Hynes, William M. James, John D. James, J.M. Kerens, John B. Kibler, A.J. Kimbler, Francis M. Kimes, H.P. King, James Kenner, Peter Kuykendall, Samuel L. Larue, James C. Larue, Francis Laurent, Mrs. Nancy G. Leach, Edward Lee, Hugh S. Lewers, Robert M. Littlejohn, James G. Lloyd, Col. M.F. Locke, M.L. London, Rufus H. London, Rev. Elisha M. Lowrey, Michael Lynch, Thomas M. McGee, Frank R. McKibben, James W. McKinney, Frank G. Kerr, Col. James A. McNeely, Dennis Maddox, Hardy Mattax, Benjamin F. Massey, William A. Matlock, Nathaniel W. Matlock, Joseph W. Matlock, John R. Meadors, George W.B. Meadors, Samuel A. Miller, Thomas M. Mitchell, Kindred Montgomery, D.W. Moore, Judge William T. Morgan, Jackson T. Morton, John W. Moss, Henry C. Mueller, Charles J. Murta, Lee Neal, Berkeley Neal, John Franklin Neal, A.J. Nordin, William Obar, John Obar, Richard T. O'Bryan, John C. O'Bryan, John B. Ogden Sr., R.C. Oliver, Rev. Francis Marion Paine, John E. Palmer, Henry Frederick Pape, Jesse Perkins, H.L. Pesterfield, Henry C. Pernot, John H. Polly, P.M. Rains, Joseph L. Rea, Capt. David Reed, S.H. Reed, John D. Reinhardt, B.P. Renfroe, Elisha H. Robinson, Joseph John Savage, John W. Schaberg, Philip Drennen Scott, John Sharp, William Henry Harrison Shibley, Thomas Simco, Albert Simco, J.W. Simpson, George W. Sims, Alfred Smith, Leonard Clay Southmayd, Deweese Spencer, Wilborn Augustus Speir, P.E. Stafford, William C. Stevens, Samuel Stevenson, John A. Stevenson, Samuel Steward, William T. Steward, William H. Stewart, John P. Stewart, B.F. Strong, Mrs. Sallie (Cox) Swearingen, R.E. Swearingen, John Swearingen, Dr. Philip B. Swearingen, Pleasant M. Tarpley, William Logan Taylor, Francis M. Temple, Thomas J. Testerman, John A. Thayer, George C. Thayer, David Thompson, Henry Thompson, John Trewhitt, Winfield S. Truitt, John B.C. Turman, Jesse Turner, Henry Varbel, Dr. Vincent S. Vestal, Isaiah B. Vinsant, Dr. W.K. Walker, William T. Wallace, Dr. T.M. Warden, Andrew C. Wardlaw, Col. J.M. Weaver, Mrs. Jeanette Webb, John L. Webb, Jacob F. Wells, Zachariah Wells, John Q. West, Dr. Luther C. White, Henry Wilcox, W.S. Williams, Dr. L.J. Wilson, Capt. John F. Winfrey, Thomas A. Wood, Joseph C. Wood, George R. Wood, Franklin Wright, Capt. James C. Wright, Gabriel N. Wright, M.L. Wright, Dr. William L. Wynne, William M. Wynn, Mederith Yancy, Jacob Yoes and William C. Yoes.