Early days in Laclede County, MO, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data, and individual biographies in this NEW 173 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: Conway, Eldridge, Falcon, Lebanon (County Seat), Lynchburg, Phillipsburg, Richland (part), Stoutland (part), and Twin Bridges. Topics covered in the history of this rural county in central Missouri include: Boundaries, Mineral Resources, Natural Features such as the Gasconade and the Niangua Rivers; Mound Builders and Indians; Wild Animals; Early Settlers, including a reminiscence by George Bradfield; Early Land Entries (many names); Hardships of the Pioneers; County Organization; Municipal Townships; Early Court Proceedings; the County Seat and Public Buildings; Railroad Bonds; Farming; Elections and Public Officials; Early Grand Jurors; Notable murder cases including the trial of adventurous Billy Martin; Laclede County Bar; Occupation during the Civil War; Company G, 24th Infantry, Missouri Volunteers and other Units all or partially raised in Laclede County; Troops Raised for the Confederate Army; Guerrilla activity; Towns and Villages -- Conway, Competition or Newburg, Lebanon; Businesses, Societies (many names); the Lebanon Magnetic Well; 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: F.W. Abbot, Bailey Adkins, Dr. Jesse N. Anderson, James W. Appling, James Atchley, Levi L. Beckner, Daniel Beckner, Thomas Beckner, Thomas Bilderback, Richard P. Bland, Theodore A. Booton, J.T. Bradshaw, Henry L. Brown, John S. Burns, Shadrach V. Casey, C.C. Clendenin, E.R. Clough, James C. Coffman, A.S. Coffman, Charles Coffman, Edward P. Cook, C.H. Corser, John H. Cotton, B.H. Cowgill, Simon Dalton, James Franklin Davis, S.C. Demuth, James Detherage, D.R. Diffenderfer, Richard C. Edmisson, Amos Edwards, J.W. Farris, Robert C. Folger, Levi C. Fulbright, Capt. James H. Fulbright, Martin V. Fulbright, Thomas M. Gibson, R.P. Goodall, George H. Greenleaf, M.W. Gustin, Absalom Gutherie, Christian Hanson, William J. Heard, Mastin Hickman, John B. Hickman, George T. Holman, Andrew J. Holman, Benjamin Hooper, Isaac Hoskinson, Josephus Hough, Edmund Hulse, George R. James, B.C. Jarrell, Travis Johnson, Col. M.W. Johnson, Luke Joslin, William F. Lambeth, J.G. Lingsweiler, Dr. Thomas F. Lockwood, Gov. J.W. McClurg, Dr. James McComb, Judge Anderson McFall, William R. Mayfield, W.M. Mayfield, John Meents, William H. Mizer, L.A. Moore, William Glynn, John Moser, A. Nelson, A.H. Nicks, Jasper N. Norman, H.H. Oberbeck, I.M. O'Dell, W.H. Owen, John J. Paine, Rufus Phillips, William Phillips, John M. Quinn, John M. Ragland, William Richey, Capt. Charles W. Rubey, Lewis R. Rupard, Francis M. Russell, William H. Schmalhorst, Joab Scott, Judge John Wesley Smith, Joseph F. Smith, C.A. Smith, George Smith, William B. Smith, W. Spohn, Dr. John Q. Titterington, Hillory M. Turner, Andrew J. Turner, Thomas B. Turner, Judge W.I. Wallace, George S. Warner, Conrad Weissgerber, R.J. Wickersham, James H. Wickersham, George Wood, Isom Wood, H.T. Wright, and Robert N. Young.