Early days in Floyd County, IN, are recalled in this booklet of excerpts from the rare 1889 book: Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington. The 101-page spiral bound book is 8 1/2 x 11 1/2" and is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Books for Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington counties are also available. Some of the topics in the history section are: Early settlers, including the Shields, with Mrs. Shields first impressions of the area; the pioneer LaFollette family and their early adventures; Indians; Earthquake of 1811; County organization; Physical features and agriculture; Small communities -- Mooresville, Scottsville, Greenville, Galena, Georgetown; County officials; New Albany -- location, population, businesses, churches, city officials, public buildings, schools, including DePauw College for Young Ladies and St. Mary's Female Academy and other items of interest. This booklet is a goldmine of information for genealogy seekers, often giving the names of parents, spouse, in-laws, children, siblings, etc., as well as military service, politics, residence, occupation, and more. Biographies of several prominent persons are given in the history section, including: Washington Charles DePauw, George A. Bicknell, Robert La Follette, Michael C. Kerr, Ashbel Parsons Willard. The regular biography section includes primarily residents of the county in the 1880's: Fred Ailer, Stephen J. Alexander, Jacob Anthony, James P. Applegate, William R. Atkins, Isaac M. Baker, John F. Baker, Valentine Becht, Thomas Beddow, Frank Belviy, Donald D. Blanchard, Prof. W.W. Borden, Capt. Joshua Bragdon, James F. Brothers, James Brown, Prof. James Brown, Dr. William A. Burney, Benjamin F. Cline, Frederick D. Connor, Edward Crumbo, Perry N. Curl, Charles A. Danz, John Steele Davis, John S. Day, John Dinkle, Norton B. Duncan, George W. Fisher, Capt. Andrew Fite, Sherman Frisbie, Capt. Richard F. Fuller, J.F. Gebhart, George H. Godfrey, Josiah Gwin, James Monroe Gwin, Louis Hammersmith, Martin V. Hanger, James G. Harrison, David Hedden, Charles Hegewald, Christopher Heimberger, George Helfrich, Edward G. Henry, Jacob Hessing, George Vail Howe, Louis C. Hipple, Capt. Thomas Humphreys, Reuben King Jenks, Charles L. Jewett, Franklin C. Johnson, Philip M. Kepley, Fred C. Kistner, George Kraft, Henry Legg, William G. Lightner, Jacob Loesch, John J. Lyons, Fred Maetschke, Morris McDonald, William H. McKay, Charles McKenna, Samuel C. McNeff, Capt. Charles T. Matthews, John S. Marsh, Robert N. Morris, William Murphy, George A. Newhouse, Dr. Elijah Newland, Francis Norton, Ollie Owens, Gen. Jasper Packard, JamesS. Peake, George F. Penn, Levi L. Pierce, Capt. Jonathan Peters, Francis W. Peters, Paul Reising, John J. Richards, John Russell, Charles Sackett, Charles W. Schindler, Livi H. Scott, James G. Shields, S.S. Stalcup, Jacob B. Starr, Peter B. Stoy, George J. Strobel, Shelby Summers, John H. Thomas, Louis Vernia, Ferdinand Graham Walker, Henry Watkeys, John R. Weathers, Merrill A. Weir, Samuel M. Weir, James E. Wilson, George W. Wolf, Charles Wolf, and Frederick Wunderlich. An excerpt from Indiana, a Guide to the Hoosier State, a 1941 product of the WPA, is included in the booklet. This has a separate section on New Albany with a small map and 14 points of interest, and also includes visits to Floyds Knobs, Galena and Greenville.