Early days in Natchitoches Parish, LA, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this brand new 98-page 8.5" x 11" spiral-bound book, printed on 60# opaque paper. The full-color front cover is protected with a vinyl sheet. The book includes excerpts from two hard-to-find vintage publications: Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana, originally published by the Southern Publishing Company in 1890, and Louisiana, a Guide to the State, compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the WPA in 1941. The history part of the 1890 book includes the Original Parish, Topography, The Spanish and the French, Grants of Land, Slaveholders, Courts, Attorneys, Records of the Police Jury, Dueling, Military Record, Newspapers, the City of Natchitouhes -- its businesses, institutions, schools and churches, Prudhomme, Robeline, Cloutierville, Marthaville, Grant's Point, Provencal, Grand Ecore, Campti, Traditions, Reminiscences, State Officials, etc. In addition to the many names mentioned in the history section, there are a number of fairly lengthy biographies of prominent citizens: Josiah Adams, John N. Armstrong, Mason F. Atkins, John W. Babers, J.L. Brbee, Father Jean M. Beaulieu, Victor Sanguinet Benoist, Samuel Bernstein, Charles Bertrand, P.F. Bouis, H.P. Breazeale, Dr. Alexander P. Breda, J. Ernest Breda, J. Emile Breda, James Madison Burkett, L.R. Burnside, Capt. Woodson B. Butler, Monroe F. Buvens, Monroe W. Carroll, Americus V. Carter, Dr. Thadous A. Carter, Isaac F. Carter, Harmon Carter, Leopold Caspari, Landry Charleville, Lamy Chopin, Anglo P. Cockfield, J.H. Cosgrove, Dr. Penn Crain, George Easterbrook, Charles Frederick Crockett, Milton J. Cunningham, Mrs. M.E. Curry, Lambert Daniel, Lark O. Daniel, E.V. Deblieux, Marcus L. Dismukes, Jared S. Dixon, Charles F. Dranguet, J.A. Ducournau, Louis Dupleix, Thomas Jefferson Flanner, Valery Gaiennie, E.J. Gamble, Louis B. Gay, Thomas Gregory, Charles E. Greneaux, Joseph Henry, J.C. Henry, John H. Henry, James H. Hill, William R. Hollingworth, E.E. Honmett, Henry M. Hyams, William Huston Jack, Edmond W. Jackson, Dr. Richard Ervin Jackson, Carroll Jones, James W. Jones, Joseph C. Keyser, Joseph H. Kile, George W. Kile, Judge George A. Killgore, D.R. Knight, Adolph L. Lacoste, Alexis E. Lemee, Dr. Joseph A. Leveque, Charles H. Levy, Henry M. Levy, Leopold Levy, Edwin M. Lindsey, Antoine Marinovich, James R. Meyben, Dr. James H. Mumford, Samuel Nelken, Solomon Nelken, Solomon Nelkin, Jules Honorat Normand, William W. Page, Harry Percy, Judge David Pierson, Charles V. Porter, Jacques Alphonse Prudhomme, Peter Emanuel Prudhomme, Samuel P. Raines, J.J. Rains, Raphiel & Bro. (H. Raphiel and Isidore Raphiel), J.P. Readhimer, Dr. Andrew Jackson Roquemore, Henry Safford, A.E. Sompayral, McDaniel Scarborough, Daniel C. Scarborough, N.F. Scopini, Cyrus S. Searing, Joseph Henry Stephens, William B. Stille, A.N. Timon, Gervais L. Trichel, Charles E. Trichel, J.C. Trichel, John M. Tucker, and Richard B. Williams. The WPA book gives a nostalgic glimpse from a 1941 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. The excerpt consists of a map of the area, a map of the City of Natchitoches, a history of Natchitoches, and 37 points of interest.