Early days in Clark County, AR, are recalled in this 73-page spiral bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from the 1890 book, Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, and a product of the WPA, Arkansas, A Guide to the State, published in 1941. The 8.5" x 11" 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 Resources, Location, Soil and Products, Geology, Timber, the Mississippi River and its overflow, County Organization, County officials, Early settlers, Arkansas City -- the county seat, Other towns, Railroads, River Traffic, the Civil War period, Ruffianism and crime, Schools, Churches, and Newspapers. 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 H. Abraham, Dr. Hendrick Arnold, William Barton, George Beck, W.J. Bell, Dr. J.P. Bourland, Jonathan Bozeman, Francis Brown, Aaron Burton, Benjamin Bussell, Alexander Cagle, G.W. Carder, Col. Charles Cargile, George Carter, John Cheatham, Major Thomas Clark, Adam Clark, Capt. John B. Cloud, Prof. J.W. Conger, William Crawley, A.M. Crow, D.T. Dale, Dr. J.R. Dale (picture), Goodin Deaton, William Dickson, Joseph Doby, Capt. T.M. East, John Edwards, Thomas Ewing, Harris Flanagin, William Hall, J.M. Hardage, James Hardin, John Hardin, Stan Harley, Virgil Harwell, John Hays, Judge Rufus Hearn, R.W. Huie, John Jordon, Abraham Key, Samuel Kirkham, A.C. McAdams, Dr. William McAlpin, Dr. J.A. McCallum, E.C. McDonald, Smiley McGill, S.R. McNutt (picture), Seaborn May, James May, William Meeks, E.L. Minyard, Dr. Atchiloas Moore, Ithey Nash, Abraham Newton, Preston Norton, George Orsburn, Dr. F.M. Park, Capt. William Paisley, Capt. Joshua Peters, Joseph Pettus, W.P. Phillips, William Pullen, John Randle, Major J.A. Ross, William Ross, William Rowe, Isaac Runyan, Dr. Richard Rutherford, J.C. Saunders, Jason Shackelford, James Sloan, Dr. Willis Smith, Judge Isaac Smith, James A. Smith (picture), John Smoker, Dudley Spence, Henry Strong, James Strong, John Stuart, John Thompson, A. Tinberleik, James Townsend, G.A. Trigg, L.J. Weber, W.H. Weir, Walter Turner Weir, Francis White, Andrew Widener, Dr. E.G. Wilder, A.W. Wilson, J.H. Wilson and William Young. The WPA section gives a bit of history along with points of interest and a map of southern Arkansas.