Early days in Miller County, AR, are recalled in this 44-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, Drainage, Minerals, Pioneers, Squatters, Spectulators, and Permanent Settlers, Judges and attorneys, Court cases, , List of Entries, County Organization, County officials, Railroads, the Civil War period, Texarkana, Rondo, Bright Star and other communities, 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: B.W. Adams, W.J. Allen, John Armstrong, Jacob Bickly, James Blanton, A.S. Blythe, Judge L.A. Byrne, Joseph Cook, C.C. Dorrian, William Ferguson, Ben Foreman, Martin Forster, James Frost, James Goodwin, Dr. R.L. Grant, Edward Hemperley, William Hicks, William Hooper, Napoleon Hutt, Henry King, W.S. McCright, Richard Mays, Jason Paulk, Oliver C. Porter, Capt. William Roberts, E.A. Schicker, Barnett Sexton, John Sheppard, Stephen Thomas Slay, John Towery, E.A. Warren, Dr. H.R. Webster, Evans Whetstone, Rev. John Winham, Judge James Yates, . The WPA section gives a bit of history along with points of interest and a map of southern Arkansas. Included is a separate section on Texarkana.