Early days in Union County, AR, are recalled in this 74-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 wealth, Timber and Coal, Agricultural Lands, Water Courses, Military History, County Formation, First County Court, Public Buildings, Early Legal Procedings, Newspapers, Topography, Old Settlers, Public Officials, churches, Secret Organizations, Judges and Lawyers, Noted Murder Cases, Lynchings and Executions, Schools, El Dorado, Hillsboro and other towns, Businesses, 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: Francis Betts, Rev. Obediah Bolding, Rev. Henry Britt, Charles Britt, John Bull, James Burnside, Dr. Charles Chester, Samuel W. Cobb, John H. Cornish, Lemuel Darden, Dr. Peter Davis, T.M. Davis, Garrison Dearing, Edwin Dews, R. J. Fairfield, Dr. William Goodwin, Young Goodwin, Hugh Goodwin, Noflet Goodwin, Walter Goodwin, James Graham, John Gray, Logan Griffin, T.S. Hanson, W.H. Harris, Rev. Jesse Hart, William Hayes, C.W. Hearin, Col. H.G. Hickman, William Hill, J.O. Jackson, William Jameson, Seaborn Jones, Alexander Jones, Capt. Joseph Jones, Ezekiel Jones, Marcus Justiss, Capt. W.E. Lacy, Matthew Lambert, Judge William Langford, John Langford, James McCain, Dr. John McHenry, Dr. M.A. McHenry, Mirrabeau McMurrain, J.C. Massey, Benjamin Matthews, C.C. Mayfield, Richard A.J. Moore, George Moore, Jesse Moore, G.M. Morgan, Ferdinand La Fayette Neal, Frank Newton, J.W. Newsom, Gilmer Norman, W.F. Owen, James Granderson Peace, Benjamin Joseph Perry, Dr. John Pinson, Alonzo Quinn, B.W. Reeves, W. L. Risinger, Joel Robinson, Thomas Robinson, Dr. James Rowland, Dr. E.F. Rowland, John Sewell, W.L. Slade, Aurelius Sorrells, J. Monroe Smith, John Staples, John Burney Tatum, Jesse Tatum, Dr. William Thurman, Rev. Washington Vines, John Wallace, Daniel Ward, B.W.M. Warren, Col. H.G.P. Williams, I.A. Wilson, Col. John Wright, and J.W. Young. The WPA section gives a bit of history along with points of interest. A separate section on El Dorado includes a small city map with 10 points of interest noted.