Early days in Drew and Lincoln Counties, AR, are recalled in this brand new 82-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 each county: hn Handly and other early settlers; A few colorful tales of early days; Organization of the county; Railroad; Post offices; Judicial affairs, judges and attorneys; County officials, Monticello, the county seat; Tillar and other villages; Agricultural pursuits; Physical features; Lincoln County -- Location; County organization; county officials; Attorneys; Star City, the county seat; Schools, Newspaper; Civil War period; Railroad; 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: Drew County -- John Abrens, S.A. Allen, James Madison Austin, R.M.L. Baker, Dr. F.M. Baxter, Henry Biggs, Milton Binns, Oliver Bond, Francis Bordeaux, C.M. Boyd, Dr. J.K. Brooks, Dr. W.A. Brown, Green Bullock, Stephen Bullock, C.L. Burks, Joseph Bussey, Reuben Clayton, Moses Collins, James Cotham, James Danham, James Daniel, William Dickson, Molton Dickson, J.F. Donaldson, James Duncan, J.I. Dunlap, William Echols, Jackson Erwin, Marmaduke Ferguson, Robert Fleming, Ithamer Gaddy, Vinston Grisham, Thomas Grubbs, Thomas Gulledge, J.H. Hammock, A.E. Harris, C.T. Harris, H.S. Hart, Harry Hankins, E.K. Haynes, Thomas Ross Henry, E. Hoover, C.F. Hudspeth, R.F. Hyatt, Dr. D.T. Hyatt, Capt. William Isom, T.H. Jaggers, A.B. Jaggers, Z.E. Kerr, Matthew King, Dr. William Laffoon, Thomas Lamb, Marion Lassiter, Joseph Laude, W.T. Lawson, C.C. Leddon, Henry Lephiew, A.G. McCain, W.S. McCloy, William McKinstry, J.H. Maloney, Newton Mason, Dallas Miles, William Nelson, Alva Oslin, W.N. Owens, Robert Ozment, Charles Pickens, Dr. J.D. Pops, James Ragland, A.C. Rhodes, William Rice, Dr. S.G. Robertson, William Robertson, James Rogers, Col. W.F. Slemons, Dr. A.C. Stanley, J.F. Thompson, N.Y. Wadsworth, R.T. Wells, John Whitaker, Levi White; Lincoln County -- Dr. A.G. Anderson, William Atkins, Alsey Atkinson, Joseph Banks, William Boyd, William Brickley, Alfred Cogbill, Joyeux Collins, William Collins, Randolph Crow, E.S. Ellis, Janson Fish, Floyd Fryar, Joseph Garrett, James Grumbles, Edward Hall, Joseph Hunter, Robert Hunter, James Johnson, James Jones, Napoleon Kersh, Dr. William Kimbro, Stephen Lowdermilk, James Martin Lyle, Charles Lyman, R.C. McBryde, Dr. J.K. McClain, F.M. McGehee, Robert Mann, Joseph Mitchell, Luther Owen, Dr. Pleasant Pendleton, William Davis Person, William Phelps, Shelby Richardson, William Ross, Dr. George W. Rowel, Dr. J.G. Simmons, James Stewart, William Thomasson, James Watson, Judge Alfred Wiley, J.P. Williams and Fred Wood. The WPA section gives a bit of history along with points of interest and a map of southern Arkansas.