Early days in Crawford County, MO, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data, and individual biographies in this booklet, an excerpt reprinted from the rare book: History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford and Gasconade Counties, Missouri, originally published by Goodspeed Publishing Company of Chicago in 1888. The 70-page 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. (Booklets on each of the other four counties are also available.) Topics covered in the history of this rural county in east-central Missouri include: Boundaries, Topography, Mineral Resources, Streams, Soil, Fishing Spring, and other Natural Features; First Settlers -- William Harrison and others; A list of first land entries with many names; County organization and names of county officials; Courts and court officials; a variety of court cases, from the theft of a pair of shoes to mismarking hogs to a case involving the murder of a child by a slave and the murder of an entire family, followed by the lynching of the suspected murderer; Railroads; the Civil War period with names of officers; Lodges, Newspapers; Churches; Steelville -- James Steel and other early settlers, early officials, lodges (including a sketch on J.J. Upchurch, founder of A.O.U.W. and one-time resident of Steelville), businesses, and newspapers; Other towns, including Cuba, Leasburg, Burbon, Anthony's Mills, Oak Hill, Midland, and others; Churches; and Schools, including Steelville Academy; and other items of interest. 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. They include: Addison Adams, William P. Allsman, Stephen D. Anthony, William D. Bass, Thomas Bass, Elias A. Bass, Rowland Bass, Thomas Bass Jr., Joel Beezley, Isaac J. Blair, Isaac M. Blevins, John R. Briscoe, John A. Cairns, Jacob W. Carr, George D. Clark, Dr. Joel T. Coffee, John L. Cook, Samuel J. Craig, Jacob C. Cross, Daniel Curtis, William J. Daniels, William H. Davis, George D. Day, John L. Denton, William C. Devol, David E. Dunlap, John A. Dunlap, James M. Eaton, John M. Eaton, Ellis G. Evans, William C. Evans, John F. Evans, Thomas Everson, Henry P. Farrow, Albert U. Farrow, William H. Ferguson, Patrick Fitzgerald, John Fleming, George W. Forbes, William A. Gibbs, Thomas R. Gibson, Dr. Alexander Gibson, James A. Green, James L. Griffith, Preston Halbert, William Halliburton, James R. Hamlin, Dr. N.H. Hardesty, L.E. Harris, Edgar P. Harris, Benjamin F. Hethcock, Capt. Edward T. Herndon, William R. Hibler, Jacob R. Hiller, James E. Hollow, Thomas Jamison, Albert W. Johnson, James B. Jones, J.A. Key, James M. Key, Jacob M. Kinsey, Benjamin Lea, Lawrence H. Lewis, Matthew Little, W.A. Lockhart, Calvin Vilander Lynch, David McIntosh, John W. Martin, Whitaker A. Martin, Dr. Thomas P. Martyn, Edward Marsh, George W. Matlock, Zachariah T. Maxwell, Dr. Samuel W. Meineke, John Moss, Robert Moore, Christopher Mountz, Alexander M. Munro, Joseph S. Murray, James M. Pickens, Ethan Allen Pinnell, Andrew B. Pinnell, William T. Powell, H.M. Ramsey, Benjamin B. Reagan, Dr. Lafayette D. Rennaux, William R. Roach, Benjamin F. Russell, George W. Sanders, Lyburn H. Scott, Lewis C. Scott, Lemuel Self, James B. Simpson, John J. Simpson, Reuben Smith, Henry W. Smith, Duthon B. Snody, Capt. Henry Souders, Josephus C. Steele, James I. Summers, Samuel N. Sumwalt, William Taff, Joseph N. Taylor, Mrs. Cyrena M. Taylor, Francis N. Thomas, Herman H. Tieman, Marvin W. Trask, Andrew H. Trask, Mrs. Martha Treece, John Jordan Upchurch, Lorenzo D. Viemann, James W. Walls, William W. Walls, Henry B. Ward, Harrison H. Webb, Laban Wilkinson, Dr. Samuel J. Williams and Henry P. Yeary.