Early days in Pulaski County, MO, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data, and individual biographies in this New 125 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: Crocker, Devils Elbow, Dixon, Fort Leonard Wood, Laquey, Richland (part), Saint Robert, Swedeborg, Waynesville (County Seat). Topics covered in the history of this rural county in central Missouri include: Description of the Land, Early Inhabitants, First White Settlers; Tax list of 1828, when Pulaski was part of Gasconade County (many names); Pioneer Incidents; Early Marriages; Early Politics; Land entries before 1840; County Organization; Townships; County Seat; Early Officials and Official Acts; Railroad; Societies; Judicial and Official History; Court Cases, from murder to "playing croquet on Sunday"; Attorneys; Pulaski County in the Civil War -- at home and away; Towns -- Richland, Dixon, Waynesville, Crocker, etc.; Businesses; Societies; 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 biographies include: W. Spencer Adams, Andrew R. Bailey, Bland N. Ballard, Wellington Barlow, Solomon Bartlett, Larkin Rufus Bates, William Addison Bates, William L. Bradford, James A. Bradford, Alexander Bryan, George C. Cain, George R. Cannefax, Elijah Jordan Christeson, Commodore P. Christesson, Robert L. Christeson, Daniel A. Claiborn, John J. Clark, George W. Colley, Daniel B. Colley, William J. Cook, Hiram D. Craft, Charles H. Davis, Henry Decker, James M. Farrar, James K. Foote, Samuel F. Giddens, Hugh Godfrey, L.D. Groom, Samuel R. Hale, Rev. Alexander Hendrix, W.S. Hicks, William Wilson Hobbs, John H. Imboden, James L. Johnson, Anderson Keith, William C. Kelso, Edward Lingsweiler, Joseph Martin Long, Joe McGregor, Samuel J. Manes, George S. Marks, James M. Mays, C. Miller, Richard Miller, John Morgan, John O. Morrison, W.S. Musgrave, William H. Murphy, James B. Overbey, William Pemberton, Loss Peterson, George W. Pippin, John Price, Rev. Henry Roam, James M. Rollins, John A. Schlicht, Oliver W. Shockley, Charles H. Shubert, William A. Skaggs, Albert Smith, James R. Smith, Dr. G.W. Stevenson, John W. Stewart, Alexander P. Sutton, Jacob Teeple, James Titterington, Dr. Alfred W. Titterington, Simeon Traw, Joseph H. Turpin, C.D. Wale, Capt. Henry E. Warren, Rev. John J. Watts, Dr. D.P. Webster, John W. Wheeler, Edward G. Williams, M.W. Wright, William T. Wright, Jacob N. Wrinkle, H.H. Wrinkle, and William J. Yowell.