Early days in Dunklin County, MO, are recalled in this booklet, reprinted from excerpts from three rare books: Goodspeed's 1888: History of Southeast Missouri, The State of Missouri (1904), and Missouri, a Guide to the "Show Me" State, a 1930s WPA project. The 37-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: Location; Howard Moore and other early settlers; Formation of the county; An early hanging and another criminal case; Names of early officials; the town of Kennett -- courthouse, newspaper and lodges; Other Communities -- Clarkton, Malden, Hornersville and Cotton Plant; Attorneys; and other bits of history and trivia. Besides the names mentioned in the first part of the booklet, there are biographies of many county residents of yesteryear. Most are fairly lengthy, and often include ancestors, previous residences, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities. In the course of this they often shed light on the early businesses, professions and institutions in the county. The biographies include: Joseph R. Allgood, John P. Allen, Dr. Eli T. Anderson, Henry A. Applegate, A.C. Austin, Rev. Martin V. Baird, Judge T.E. Baldwin, Neil S. Barham, Walter S. Blakemore, John H. Bledsoe, William G. Bragg, Ambrose D. Bridges, William Bridges, Cicero C. Capshaw, Reuben S. Chapman, John B. Cook, Daniel R. Cox, William J. Davis, William Jefferson Davis, Isam F. Donaldson, Asa B. Douglass, Rev. Robert H. Douglass, Judge James M. Douglass, A.W. Douglass, Thomas J. Douglass, Jefferson N. Duckett, George T. Edwards, Thomas R.R. Ely, R. Millington Finney, Winfield Scott Gardner, John A. Goodrich, Thomas F. Ham, Wilburn D. Harkey, Dr. Van H. Garrison, Charles P. Hawkins, Capt. Daniel Haynes, Benjamin F. Hicks, Benjamin R. Hopkins, Dr. William G. Hughes, Willis G. Jackson, Robert H. Jones, John N. Karnes, Charles V. Langdon, Albert J. Langdon, Lewis L. Laferny, Louis McCutchen, Jacob Henry McRee, George W. Marshall, Dr. F. A. Mayes, Dr. Alpheus B. Mobley, Achilles A. Moore, Thomas R. Neel, Judge Given Owen, Judge James H. Owen, William J. Oxley, George Wilber Peck, William G. Petty, Samuel L. Phillips, Charles M. Pritchard, John G. Rapp, Moore M. Rayburn, Thomas B. Reeves, David Rice, Van Rice, Robert F. Sanders, William M. Satterfield, James W. Sexton, William F. Shelton, William H.. Shelton, G.T. Smith, James F. Smyth, Sylvester W. Spiller, Hallett B. Spooner, Richard H. Squires, Jonas P. Stewart, Robert W. Stokes, Thomas C. Stokes, Robert Summers, James F. Tatum, John P. Taylor, Dr. George T. Van Cleve, Levi Walker, William T. Wallace, Isom A. Waltrip, Judge James M. Waltrip, Rev. Milton J. Whitaker, Samuel B. White, William W. White, Dr. Fabius M. Wilkins (pix). A.B. Wilkins, John Wright, and John Yearwood. The 1904 book, written in connection with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, gives an overview of the county at that date. The WPA excerpts take a look at the area from a 1939 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities.