Early days in Moniteau County, MO, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 214 page booklet, reprinted from the rare 1889 book: History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri and Missouri, a Guide to the "Show Me" State, a 1930s WPA project. The spiral bound booklet is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" and is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. The 1889 history covers the early development of this area, while the brief excerpt from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: California City, Tipton, Clarksburg, Jamestown, and High Point. Villages mentioned include: Magnolia, McGirk, Sandy Hook, Latham, Prairie House, and Mount Vernon. Some of the subjects in the early history of this rural Missouri county are: Water Supply, Farming Lands, Grains and Fruits, Stock, Minerals including the Simpson Coal Mines, Trees and Shrubs, Storms and Climatology, Game, Archeology, Earliest Inhabitants, White Pioneers, Early Land Buyers by township, Taxes on slaves, a list of early Marriages, Early Merchants, Early Transactions in the County Courts, Early Circuit Court procedings, Attorneys, Elections and elected officials, Newspapers, Churches, Schools, the Grange, the Temperence Union and other Organizations, Mexican War Veterans, the Civil War with names of units and soldiers, various Civil War related incidents in the county; California City, Tipton, Clarksburg, Jamestown, and other towns and villages; and many other bits of history and trivia. Besides the many names mentioned in the history section of the booklet, there are a number of fairly detailed individual biographies of prominent residents. Surnames include: Adams, Adkins, Alexander, Allee, Andres, Apperson, Bailey, Baker, Bayne, Bishop, Blanck, Bloch, Bodamar, Box, Bramel, Brent, Bruce, Buente, Burgi, Burkke, Burkhardt, Cassil, Christian, Clark, Cofer, Coleman, Conrad, Cook, Cooper, Crum, Culler, Dearing, Dinwiddie, Donley, Dunham, Dunlap, Eberhardt, Ehrhardt, Ely, Farris, Felger, Ferguson, Finke, Fischer, Fulks, Gabriel, Garretson, Gatchet, Geiser, Gentzsch, George, Gold, Graham, Greiner, Gulich, Hainen, Haldeman, Hardenbergh, Hempel, Herfurth, Herrnleben, Heyssel, Hickcox, Hickman, Hoberecht, Hooper, Houser, Howard, Hudson, Hunter, Imhoff, Inglish, Jahn, Johnson, Jones, Kelly, Kenney, Klatt, Kloeckner, Knierim, Kolb, Klueber, Lander, Latham, Light, Longan, McDowell, McFadden, McPherson, McVean, Markwarth, Marsh, Marshall, Maupin, Mengel, Meyers, Miller, Moles, Monroe (and the Tipton Times), Moser, Muri, Mutti, Niederjohn, Niuffer, Norfleet, Oglesby, Ott, Payn nee Hardenbergh, Pearson, Pennington, Pettigrew, Phifer, Piser, Potter, Reavis, Redford, Reider, Robertson, Rohrbach, Rosemiller, Roth, Russell, Sarman, Seyffert, Smith, Sperber, Spieler, Springer, Stanway, Stephens, Stewart, Stinson, Sturgis, Taylor, Thomas, Thorpe, Tising, Tooley, Treiber, Vivion, Wells, Williams, Winebrenner, Wolfe, Wood, Yarnell, and Ziebold.