Early days in Camden County, MO, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data, and individual biographies in this new 106 page booklet, an excerpt reprinted from the rare 1889 book: History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri. The spiral bound booklet is 8 1/2 x 11" and is printed on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Communities currently listed for this area by the National Association of Counties include: Camdenton (County Seat), Climax Springs, Four Seasons, Lake Ozark (part), Linn Creek, Macks Creek, Montreal, Osage Beach (part), Richland (part), Roach Stoutland (part), Sunrise Beach (part), Village of Four Seasons . Topics covered in the history of this rural county in central Missouri include: Physical Features, Boundaries, climate, the Osage River, caves, Gunter's Springs, the Red Sink, Lover's Leap, etc.; Osage and Delaware Indians; Early Explorers and Settlers; the Pioneer's Cabin; Early Marriages; Names of those making First Land Entries by Township; County Organization; the County Court and First Grand Jurors; A Number of Murder Cases; Municipal Townships; Ferry Boat Rates; Changing the name from Kinderhook County and moving the County Seat to Linn Creek; Public Buildings; Public Roads; Elections; County Officers; Population Statistics; the Slicker War involving vigilance committees, counterfeiters, horse thieves, and Anti-Slickers; the Civil War -- Osage Regiment of Home Guards and various companies; the Fight on the Wet Auglaize; Towns and Villages -- Climax Springs, Decaturville, Oregon (Erie), Linn Creek, Stoutland; Schools; Newspapers; Churches; and other bits of history and trivia. In addition to the many names mentioned in the first section of the booklet, there are a number of fairly detailed individual biographies. While these are of primary interest to their decendents, they contain many items of general historical interest, particularly accounts of Civil War activities. The Surnames include: R.H.C. Appleton, Dr. John W. Armstrong, George Arnhold, E.F. Avery, Dr. Jacob M. Bollinger, Valentine Bowers, Joseph W. Burhans, L.P. Chalfant, H.W. Chalfant, A.S. Churchill, S.E. Darnell, S.J. Davis, Henry Debery, Dr. William M. Dodson, James N.B. Dodson, Benjamin W. Earnest, James C. Earp, Andrew Estes, Joshua Farmer, Dr. T.J. Feaster, J.W. Francisco, H. George, Mrs. Eliza J. Gerhardt, George Griesel, James Harvey Hall, F. Hooker, Ephraim Hopkins, G.S. Howard, B.F. Kendrick, Pleasant King, George W. Miller, David Moulder, Thomas H.B. Moulder, Owen A. Nelson, Thomas O'Halloran, James J. O'Halloran, William Osborn, William J. Payne, Hiram L. Pease, L.I. Roach, G.B. Shubert, William F. Simpson, Josiah Stanley, J.W. Vincent, John Vogel, A.J. Watson, John White, and Josiah L. Winfrey.