Early days in Craighead County, AR, are recalled in this spiral bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from the 1889 book, Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas. The 58-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: Boundaries, topography, waterways; Railroads; Early settlers; County organization and early officials; County officials; Civil War period; Jonesboro, and other towns; Schools, 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: James C. Anderson, Edwin G. Barrett, J.R. Blalack, John Boren, Simon M. Bowman, Jesse C. Broadaway, George M. Broadaway, Anderson R. Broadaway, J.C. Brookfield, Abraham Brown, E.F. Brown, J.G. Bryant, W.H. Cate, J.G. Christian, Dr. James R. Claunch, George W. Clements, Rev. J.D.C. Cobb, George W. Cook, James F. Cross, Thomas D. Culberhouse, John H. Darr, William A. Davis, Nathan A. Davis, Joseph Dixon, Allen Dodds, Francis Marion Douglas, James T. Dudley, Robert Y. Duncan, Martin V. Echols, George W. Evans, George W. Finch, James Gordon Frierson, William Lewis Gage, A. Thomas Gatlin, Dr. Needam Harvey Grady, Henry M. Griffin, Christopher C. Hale, Joseph W. Harrell, Benjamin J. Harrison, James H. Houston, Philip T. Hudson, William Huggans, Ivy S. Hughs, James C. Johnson, Dr. Roderick Joyner, W.D. Kirksey, Herman Koehler, W.T. Lane, W. Stanford Lane, R. Frank Lee, Aris R. Lunsford, L.A. Lynch, John J. McBroom, Lucian T. McDaniel, Abraham McDaniel, A.L. Malone, Isaac N. Mangrum, Nicholas P. Mangrum, John H. Mangrum, Z.T. Matthews, James D. Mead, James W. Mead, J.A. Meek, Joseph W. Moss, A.S. Nash, Francis M. Newcom, Rev. William J. Newton, W.W. Nisbett, William O'Guinn, J.W. Owens Jr., Alfred Pagan, J.M. Penix, David L. Perkins, J.D. Phillips, Albert Pierce, Robet W. Rains, Emmet Rodgers, H.C. Roy, William D. Safley, L.J. Salmons, Anderson M. Self, Stephen Shelton, William Stephen Shores, John M. Sipes, William S. Skelton, Allen Springer, John H. Stephens, Arnold Stotts, J.M. Stotts, Albert F. Taylor, D.H. Thorn, L.G. Thornton, Francis H. Varner, Robert T. Wallace, S.A. Warner, Rev. William Y.M. Wilkerson, Jacob Williams, George W. Wilson, W.J. Witt, and Joel G. Wood.