Early days in Drew and Lincoln Counties, AR, are recalled in this new 66-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: Location and physical features; County organization and officials; Newspapers, Churches and Schools; Businesses; Timber and Agricultural products; Pioneer Settlers; Attorneys; Population; Civil War Days; Richmond, formerly the Little River county seat; Lockesburg, Paraclifta, and other Sevier County towns; Murder cases and hangings; Secret societies; 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 (primarily Civil War), and business activities. In the course of this they often shed light on the early history, businesses, professions and institutions in the county. The biographies include: Little River County -- Samuel Anderson, Cyrus Bailey, Jesse Billingsley, A.M. Bishop, Dr. J.T. Butler, R.S. Chaytor, Louis Walker Dollarhide, W.S.C. Gardner, N.A. George, James Gray, Paul Hamilton, Dr. Edward Hamilton, W.D.C. Hankins, John Harrison, J.C. Head, James Head, Hindman Head, James Henderson, Samuel Henry, Oscar High, William Holman, Judge Littleton Joyner, Fountain McIver, S.W. McKneely, John McKnight, S.S.P. Mills, Jacob Moon, Alex R. Moores, Ralph Phelps, John Read, Dr. Louis Sager, P.J. Sandefur, Henry Sandefur, C.A. Schuman, Robert Scott, James Taafe, John Walker Jr., Jacob Willard; Sevier County -- William Beck, Llewellyn Bizzell, W.T. Bullard, W.H. Collins, Barney Davis, Rev. Thomas Dulany, W.K. Dollarhide, Hillard Estes, Newton Floyd, William Gortney, Col. Thomas Gwinn, James Hendricks, Judge Thomas King, Paschal Kinsworthy, D.C. Ladd, J.S. Lake, Alex Little, John Locke, Alexander Luther, Warren P. McElroy, Capt. John G. McKean, Edward Maxcy, Richard Merideth, Dr. B.E. Mitchell, Mrs. Mary Moore, Jesse Murphey, Dr. James Nichols, A.J. Park, John Perry, H.C. Pride, J.N. Pride, W.F. Roberts Jr., Charles Russey, William Slaton, J.J. Smith, H.W. Smith, B.J. Stuart, Martin Teal, Jacob Waters, and H.C. Williamson. The WPA section gives a bit of history along with points of interest, such as how De Queen got its name. There's also a small map of southern Arkansas.