Early days in Izard 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 67-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: Names of early settlers and those who followed a little later; Court matters; Civil War period; Organization of the county; Various locations of the county seat; County officers from 1825; Churches; towns and villages, including Melbourne, the county seat ; Schools; Boundary lines; Waterways; 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 lengthy, and often include ancestors, previous residences, children, in-laws, affiliations, military service, 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: Charles R. Aikin, A.G. Albright, J.H. Ayler, John N. Bates, Dr. E.A. Baxter, Elbert Benbrook, Uen Benbrook, Rev. J.N.A. Billingsley, Dr. J.K.P. Black, Lee A. Bland, Dedrick Blevins, Charles Henry Boatman, W.L. Bramblette, G.W. Bray, E.A. Brown, W.A. Brumitt, Joseph L. Byler, William W. Campbell, Henry F. Campbell, John W. Cone, J.M.J. Conyers, David Craige, Dr. John M. Creswell, Wiley Croom, Marion D. Crutchfield, Thomas P. Cypert, William Davis, W.O. Dillard, George J. Dillard, William K. Estes, James H. Garner, B.F. Garner, John D. Garner, Dr. Thomas K. Goodman, Robert Gray, W. Grimmett, Sandford Hames, Andrew J. Hamilton, Newton L. Hamm, F.M. Hanley, Judge Henry H. Harris, W.E. Hill, Robert H. Holland, Prof. I.K. Hooper, P.M. Jeffery, P.H. Jeffery, John W. Jones, Prof. Michael Shelby Kennard, Dr. J.A. Kerr, Rev. H.T. King, K.J. Lacy, R.L. Landers, E.G. Landers, Nathan J. Langston, William Lawrence, Dr. Samuel M. Lewis, Capt. Ransom W. Luther, James McCuistion, Alfred N. McNairn, A.A. Marchant, T.J. Mathews, Dr. R.H. Morton, Jacob Mosier, James H. Mullins, William S. Nail, Thomas A. Nail, Joel D. Patterson, E.S. Pearson, James Perrin, Judge R.H. Powell, William M. Ray, T.H. Ray, K.W. Rector, William S. Richardson, Joab M. Rodgers, Reuben Rogers, Joseph Ruminer, J.H. Russell, Dr. W.E. Sanders, Dr. Joseph A. Schenck, John Sharp, J.M. Shaver, John J. Shultz, William C. Sims, Ephraim Sipe, E.F. Smith, Dr. James L. Smith, William A. Spence, O.P. Stroud, J.A. Stroud, John K. Suttle, James A. Walker, T.J. Williamson, W.H. Winkle, James B. Woods, and S.H. Wren.