Early days in Sarpy County, Nebraska, are recalled through colorful tales, factual data and individual biographies in this 23-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. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Papillion (county seat), Fairview, Bellevue, Springfield, Among the many subjects included are: Reminiscences of Col. Peter Sarpy, including the "Story of the Diamond", Early Settlements; Early Explorers; Early County Officers; Fight with Bellevue over location of County Seat; Early history of Bellevue -- the Press, religious organizations, fraternal societies; Gov. Francis Burt; History of Papillion -- court house, churches, education, societies, press, hotels, businesses, etc.; Other communities, and other items of interest. The booklet contains biographies of many residents of Sarpy County in 1882. While primarily of interest to descendants, these often contain clues to the area and the times. Biographical sketches include: Bellevue -- Henry Clarke, John Q. Goss, Augustus Hall, Otto Meyer; Papillion -- George Becker, S.F. Burtch, Augustus Clarke, Byron Clark, James Campbell, David Carpenter, Harry Carpenter, Frank M. Carson, I. Cecil Cornwell, A.W. Critchfield, Michael Dunn, James Gow, Cyrus Latham, Dr. George Laubach, Louis Lesieur, William Clark McLean, Eldridge Messenger, Jonas Mitchell, Morris and Cornwell, druggists, J.C. Patterson, Horace Rogers, Ramsey Saling, William Sander, William Sexson, Allen Smith, John I. Smith, Andrew J. Spearman, Myron E. Stormer, James W. Thompson, Dr. William Upjohn; Springfield -- S.O. Salisbury, Ezra E. Sanborn, Capt. James Spearman, Other places -- James Davidson, John Riley Nicholson, Royal Glover, William Satterfield, M. Bianchi, Jacob Cook, Clarence Keyes, John Lovell, John Petty, Abram Snider, Rev. J.V. Wallace, John Condon, S.B. Batchelder, George Burtch, and Thomas Holman. 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 brief stops at Gretna, the South Bend State Fish Hatchery, the site of Oreapolis, Fort Crook and Papillion.