Early days in Dade County, MO, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data and personal biographies in this 125-page booklet, an excerpt reprinted from the rare 1889 book: History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade and Barton Counties, Missouri , originally published by /the Goodspeed Publishing Co. of Chicago in 1889. 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. Topics covered in the history of this rural county in central Missouri include: Physical Description, including Topography, Streams, Prairies, Timber, Soil, Climate, Wildlife, Minerals; Manufacturing and Agriculture; Population; Indians and Old fortifications; First White Settlers; Early Land Entries; County Organization and officers; Townships; Courts and several interesting criminal cases and lynching incidents; Public Buildings; Railroads; Municipalities -- Greenfield, South Greenfield, Lockwood, Everton, Dadeville, Emmet and others; the Civil War; Churches; Schools; and other bits of history and trivia. Attention Genealogists: Besides the many names mentioned in the first part of the booklet, there are biographies of many county residents of yesteryear. Most include parents, spouse, previous residences, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities, in the course of which they often shed light on the businesses, professions and institutions in the county. The biographies include: William Allison, Dr. Charles Aaron Badgley, Judge Orlando H. Barker, William R. Bowles, Charles S. Cannady, Franklin Carlock, James M. Carlock, Joseph W. Carmack, Edgar Clark, John R. Clopton, Robert Cowan, Dr. Robert M. Crutcher, John L. Daugherty, W.J. Davis, John A. Davis, James M. Divine, R.C. Divine, Martin Fidler, James F. Finley, Dr. Ferdinand Fischer, Cicero T. Gass, E.C. Gillett, Henry Gillman, Charles W. Gray, Frederick Grether, Charles W. Griffith, John Harrison, William T. Hastings, Amos Helphenstine, Joel T. Hembree, W.C. Holman, Seymour Hoyt, Monroe Ingraham, Col. Benjamin S. Jones, R.N. Killingsworth, James M. Kirby, Frederick Kirby, Thomas J. Lawrence, Joseph B. Lindsey, John Cyrus Lindley, Capt. E. Addison McCaleb, Thomas McDermid, Archibald McLemore, William Y. McLemore, C.C. McLemore, S.N. McMillen, Edgar P. Mann, William H. Mitchell, Arthur M. Morrison, Marshall C. Murray, Col. Jason W. Newell, Joseph A. Patton, Howard Pierce, William N. Poe, Isaac Preston, Cyrenus Z. Russell, Judge Frederick Schnelle, James R. Scott, J.C. Shouse, John D. Smith, Fergus C. Snoddy, Mason Talbutt, William M. Tarrant, J.W. Toliver, Rev. Thomas Toney, Judge George W. Wells, Rev. David G. Young, and William Marshall Young.