Early days in Cass County, MI, are recalled in this new 131-page spiral-bound book titled: Cass County, Michigan, USA This is a reprint of History of Cass County from 1825 to 1875, written by Howard S. Rogers and published at Cassopolis, MI, in 1975. The tri-color cover is printed on 80# card stock and protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed on 8.5" x 11" 60# opaque paper. Among the subjects included are: Physical features; Early settlers in the county and in various communities; Names of County and local officials throughout the period; the Underground Railroad; the towns of Marcellus, Volinia, Wayne Twp., Silver Creek Twp., Newberg Twp., Penn Twp., La Grange Twp., Pokagon Twp., Porter Twp.; Calvin Twp., Jefferson Twp., Howard Twp., Mason Twp., Ontwa Twp., and Milton Twp.; The county seat-- Cassopolis; the city of Dowagiac; the Agricultural Society; Cass County in the Civil War; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. In addition to the many names mentioned throughout the booklet, there are a number of biographies. These often shed light on area businesses, churches, professions and institutions, and on the events of the day. The names include: Uzziel Putnam Sr., William Baldwin Jenkins, Squire Thompson, John Lybrook, George Meacham, Isaac Shurte, Orlean Putnam, Ira Nash, Lewis Edwards, Colonel James Newton, Joseph L. Jacks, Jacob Morelan, Edward Shanahan, Daniel Shelllhammer, Elias B. Sherman, George Redfield, William Renniston, John Alexander, Asa Kingsbury, Major Joseph Smith, Henley C. Lybrook, Rev. Luther Humphrey, James Aldrich, Philip Shintaffer, Alexander Rogers, Samuel C. Olmsted, Spencer Williams, Joseph Goodspeed, John Nixon, Stephen Bogue, Ephraim Huntley, Rev. John Byrns, Jesse G. Beeson, Joshua Leach, Elijah Goble, the Gallup family, Ebenezer Copley, James O'Dell, James Coulter, Thomas McKenney, James Dickson, George Fosdick, A.C. Marsh, Ezekiel C. Smith, Peter Truitt, Joseph Webster Lee, John Rhinehart, Abram Townsend, the Hain family, David Brady, Jarius Hitchcox, Jesse Green, Amos Green, John Townsend, David Hopkins, Richard V. Hicks, Daniel McIntosh Sr., Ezra Miller, Rev. Jacob Price, Alexander Copley, Josephus Gard, Jonathan Gard, John B. Gard, Samuel Rich, Hiram Rogers, Allen Dunning, G.B. Turner, William Shanafelt, Cannon Smith, Daniel Blish, Isaac Williams, David M. Howell, the Fulton family, William R. Wright, Wilson Blackmar, Isaac Sears, Justus Gage, Zadok Jarvis, Abijah Huyck, David S. Baldwin, Rudd Brothers, William Gilbert, the Silver family, Jacob A. Suits, Pleasant Norton, the Burk family, the Reams family, the Jones family, the Barney family, the Tietsort family, Sylvador T. Read, Capt. Joseph Harper, Armstrong Davidson, Moses McIlvain, and John Ritter. This booklet includes 10 pages of excerpts from the WPA book, including a section on the city of Marquette, with Points of Interest. Although perhaps out of date as a tour book, these WPA guides are rich in history and trivia.