Early days in Chicot County, AR, are recalled in this spiral bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from the 1890 book, Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas. The 38-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: Physical features, location on the Mississippi River, Levee system, Cotton crop, Lumber trade and river traffic, Organization of the county, Seat of Justice, Bench and Bar, County officials, Early settlers and settlements, Some historic names, Lake Village, the county seat, and other towns, Exciting events at old Columbia, Civil War period, Battle of Ditch Bayou, Railroads, Newspapers, Churches, Schools, 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: Markallen, D. Brawner, Hugh N. Brooks, J.E. Bryan, Henry F. Clark, John Curtis Connerly (picture), Robert H. Connerly (picture), John T. Crenshaw, John B. Daniels, Anthony H. Davies, Felix G. Davis, William W. Ford, Richard M. Gaines, John W. Gordon, Herbert W. Graves, Edwin Hilliard, Samuel F. Horner, Victor M. Johnson, John H. Lee, Thomas N. Llewellyn, A.N. McDermott, Dr. Edward O. McDermott, Walton H. Mathis, Joseph B. Mercer, A. Meyer, Jefferson Peak, F.H. Pugh, Gen. Daniel Harris Reynolds (picture) , Dr. Harry C. Stinson, Major William B. Streett, William D. Trotter, Charles F. Wells, and Isaac M. Worthington (picture). The WPA section gives a bit of history along with points of interest, and also includes a map of southern Arkansas.