Early days in Bollinger County, MO, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this booklet, reprinted from excerpts from two rare books: Goodspeed's 1888: History of Southeast Missouri, and The State of Missouri (1904). The 40-page spiral bound 8 1/2 x 11" booklet, is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. The 1888 history covers the early development of this area and includes bios of prominent citizens. Topics covered include: Formation of the county and names of early officials; location and resources, communities -- Marble Hill, the county seat, Lutesville and others, and other bits of history and trivia along the way. Besides the names mentioned in the history section of the booklet, there are a number of fairly detailed individual biographies of prominent residents, including: Patrick Ahern, James William Back, H.B. Baker, Jacob Barks, William Berry, Father Francis Bettels, Mrs. Eleanor Bollinger, Daniel Bollinger, Frederick Bramer, Nathan L. Cato, George E. Clark, Andres Clippard, George W. Clippard, David Cloninger, Thomas Clubb, Mrs. Ader Ann Clubb, David R. Conrad, Jacob J. Conrad, Mahlan Cox, John S. Dunn, John I. Ellis, Judge Hezekiah Estes, Ransom B. Estes, William Fears, Dr. John M. Finney, Jasper Frymire, Henry Gaines, George E. Gibbs, Adolph L. Gibbs, Ransom B. Hartle, Jesse Hartle, Thomas Hawn, Aaron M. Hawn, John W. Hawn, Dr. Benjamin William Henley, Dean B. Hill, Randolph James, Levi B. James, Dr. Adolph Keehn, Benjamin F. Kern, Henry Killian, William F. Kinder, Emanuel Kinder, Millington N. Kinder, Jacob M. Kinder, Adolphus C. King, John W. King, Charley King, William G. Kitchen, John W. Laird, Samuel L. Lessley, Mrs. Sophia Lutes, David Lutes, Jesse Lutes, Daniel Lutes, Eli Lutes, John P. McManus, Washington A. McMinn, Richard Masters, Andrew J. Mayfield, Mrs. Mary Miller, George W. Miller, John A. Miller, William M. Morgan, Emanuel Mouser, Zachary T. Pierce, John W. Revelle, Henry F. Rhodes, Dr. William W. Roberts, Prof. J. Monroe Robins, Hoseph Seabaugh, Allen Seabaugh, Johnson M. Shell, Michael J. Shetley, James A. Slagle, Jacob V. Slinkard, George W. Smith, Andrew J. Smith, Francis M. Snider, John W. Snider, Jonas Marion Snider, Barton S. Snider, Jacob Speer, Henry M. Statler, George E. Statler, James W. Stepp, Judge David Stevens, Benjamin F. Stevens, John W. Swan, Dr. William c. Talley, Rev. H.F. Tong, Ferdinand P. Trautwein, Dr. James A. turner, robert Vangennip, Joseph Waldrupe, William M. Welch, Franklin P. Welch, Elias Wells, John Q.D. Whitener, Turner G. Whitener, Elvis F. Williams, Benjamin F. Winters, James G. Woodfin, John S. Yount, John A. Yount, and Judge Nathan M. Zimmerman. The 1904 book, written in connection with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, gives an overview of the county at that date.