Early days in O'Brien County, IA, are recalled through colorful tales and factual data in this 91-page illustrated booklet, a reprint of the hard-to-find: History of O'Brien County, Iowa by D.A.W. Perkins, first published in 1897. This new spiral bound booklet is printed on 11" x 8.5" 60# bond paper. The tri-color cover is on 80# card stock, with the front protected by a vinyl sheet. The booklet: History of O'Brien County, Iowa USA is one of over 525 historic titles we have reproduced, all preserving the writings of early historians. Although the booklet is new, due to the deteriorating condition of the 100+ year-old original book, the printing is sometimes light. A second booklet, covering the histories of the towns and cities of O'Brien, is also available. Among the topics discussed are: the name of the county; early settlers, their hardships and stories; Indians; early government and officials (lots of names);, the ferry boat; churches; the gopher scalp bounty; politics; squatter land; businesses; court records; newspaper; schools, a list of school board officers; a list of Civil War veterans, and much more. The booklet mentions numerous names, and also includes a number of brief biographies. I've picked out some of these: Hannibal and Hannah Waterman, "Dutch Fred" Fieldman, the Inman family, Hank Smith, E.T. Parker, Rev. W.W. Mallory, Rev. Clifton, Jake Wagner, Alfred B. Husted, D.B. Harmon, William Wager, J.S. Brosh, Ed C. Brown, Stephen Harris, R.G. Allen, J.K. McAndrew, Archibald McDonald, Fitzmire family, R.M. Boyd, James Magee, Warren Walker, W.E. Welch, James Roberts, James Roberts, W.C. Butterfield, J.J. Hartenbower, W.H. Dorsey, Dan McKay, William Renolds, Isaac Sprague, George Mennig, C.F. Butterfield, Patrick Carroll, A.J. Brock, Isaac Toothacker, George Klock, E.F. Parkhurst, the Herrick family, J.W. McFarland, Merwin family, W.H. Knepper, John W. Wilson, E.W. Bache, John Hart, J.W. Davis, John D. Butler, J.M. Van Kirk, Thomas Robinson, the Potter family, A.B. Hicks, William H. Dummett, John Chrysler, D.C. Fields, and J.A. Smith.