Early days in Colfax County, Nebraska, are recalled through colorful tales, factual data and individual biographies in this 16-page spiral bound booklet excerpted from the rare 1882 book: History of the State of Nebraska, originally published by the Western Historical Co. of Chicago, and Nebraska, a Guide to the Cornhusker State, a 1939 project of the Federal Writers of the Works Progress Administration. The booklet is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the full-color front cover. Among the many subjects included are: Physical character of the county; Early History; recollections by David Anderson, an early settler; the first murder, early justice; Other Pioneer Events; Organization of the county; the County Agricultural Association; the town of Schuyler -- the press, fire dept., schools, churches, societies, and businesses; Benton; and other items of interest. The booklet contains biographies of many residents of Colfax County in 1882. While primarily of interest to descendants, these often contain clues to the area and the times. Biographical sketches include: B.S. Bliss, Neil Bollong, Henry Bolton, C. Brandt, William Brown, John W. Brown, Thomas Bryant, Charles Cannon, A.E. Cady, , John T. Clarkson, John Craig, John Cushman, Frances Dunn, D.B. Duffy, Joseph Duras, W. Dworak, Charles P. Fogg, F. Folda, Christian Funk, N.E. Gasmann, Hugh Gillies, Jeremiah Hatcher, H. Holcomb, James Hughes, David Jenkins Sr., Martin Jetter, James Johns, Stephen H. Jones, J.C. Kahl, J.L. Kinney, Henry Koon, Carl Kreymborg, Jno. Lapache, James C. MacKenzie, Vaclav Maly, James McIntosh, John Miller, Patrick Murphy, John Novotny, Judson L. Packard, Robert Pettitt, Charles J. Phelps, John Prokes, A.T. Rowe, John J. Riley, H.C. Russell, John B. Sides, J.P. Smith, Joseph Smith, L.C. Smith, Olney J. Smith, George Stevens, William Stevens, Charles E. Sumner, Edward True, D.H. Van Antwerp, John N. Vincent, William Walker, A.M. Walling, L.K. Watters, G. H. Wells, William West, Theron W. Whitman, Dr. James A. Woods, Joseph F. Woods, Miles Zentmyer and Joseph Zerzan. The final part of the booklet contains a brief excerpt from Nebraska, a Guide to the Cornhusker State, compiled and written by the Federal Writer's Project of the WPA in 1939. This includes an overview of the Mormon and Oregon Trails and a brief stop at Schuyler.