Early days in Dallas County, MO, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data, and individual biographies in this NEW 123 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: Buffalo (County Seat), Long Lane, Louisburg, Tunas, Urbana, and Windyville. Topics covered in the history of this rural county in central Missouri include: Physical Features, including Buffalo Head Prairie, the Little Niangua River, etc.; Origan of Names; First settlers and First Land Entries (many names of early residents and where they located); Wild Animals and Birds; County Organization; Municipal Townships; Public Buildings; Public Lands; Farming; Population; Railroads; Political Aspects, and Votes Cast; County Officers; Courts; Criminal Record, including several murder cases; the Mexican War; the Civil War -- troops raised, movements, losses; Towns and Villages -- Buffalo, Louisburg, Charity, Friendship Community, Urbana, etc.; Businesses, Societies, Newspapers; Schools; 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 biographies include: Francis M. Adams, John M. Alford, John P. Andrews, Dr. Morgan L. Atchly, J.A. J. Baker, John T. Bass, John M. Beck, Christian H. Behrens, Nathaniel L. Bennett, John C. Bennett, Marion Francis Bennett, Levi Brunner, Emanuel Bower, Noah Bray, Thomas M. Brown, J.P. Brownlow, Cornelius Brundridge, William H. Buckner, Andrew Johnson, Charles L. Curtice, William H. Darby, Joseph Davis, George Delaplain, Silas Dillion, Jacob Drake, John S. Edmisson, George T. Edmisson, Curtis C. Edmisson (picture), Benjamin B. Fraker, John Franklin, D.M. Gammon, Francis M. Gann, Joseph S. Goheen, B.W.A. Henson, George W. Herd, Warrenton Hunt, C.F. Johnson, John Washington Jones, Dr. Samuel J. Latimer, C.C. Lightner, Ezekiel Lindsey, S.W. Lindsey, M.G. Lovan, T.C. Lovell, Daniel W. McCoy, Solomon M. McGee, J.K.P. Maddux, John J. Montgomery, T.J.B. Montgomery, W.L. Morrow, T.B. Morrow, George W. O'Bannon, John O'Bannon, J.P. O'Bannon (with picture), A.J. Patterson, J.T. Pendleton, William P. Porter, M.L. Reynolds, Wesley S. Rice, W.G. Robertson, David M. Rush, E.L. Schofield, William J. Self, Z.L. Slavens, L.J. Slavens, W. Smithpeter, James M. Stafford, J.S. Thurston, Thaddeus S. Tinsley, A.R. Vanderford, Z.L. West, Frank C. Wilson, and Nathaniel J. Wollard.