Early days in Perry County, TN, are recalled in this spiral bound booklet of excerpts compiled from the 1887 book: History of Tennessee originally published by Goodspeed Publishing Co., and other sources. The 35-page booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The first dozen pages of the booklet are devoted to the history of the county. Included are a physical description of the county, its "inexhaustible" supply of iron ore, early settlers, early merchants and industries, creation of the county, first magistrates, first courthouse, county court clerks, early "infestation" of saloons, divided Civil War sentiment, etc. Linden is the county seat. Other communities include Farmers' Valley, Theodore, Lobelsville, Britt's Landing, Mouse Tail Landing, etc. 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: San Martin Barnett, Barnabas Beasley, Dr. Isaac N. Black, A.J. Blackwell, Bailey P. Bone, William O. Britt, John W. Burns, Andrew D. Craig, A.P. Craig, Andrew C. Cude, Mrs. Nancy J. Dickson, James M. Dodson, Elias Dodson, Allen W. Dodson, George H. Dudley, Thomas C. Edwards, John T. Edwards, Thomas O. Gray, Dr. M.J. Gray, William N. Greer, R.A. Guthrie, Robert Houssels, John H. Houssels, C. Johnson, Benjamin C. Kittrell, Elkanah A. Land, Green C. Ledbetter, John N. Ledbetter, H.M. Ledbetter, William H. Loggins, Capt. Henry H. Long, Aaron R. McCage, Robert H. Patterson, Ezra R. Patterson, Charles L. Pearson, Egbert Haywood Shepard, Thetus W. Sims, James L. Sloan, Alvin Tate, Jesse Taylor, Thomas B. Twilla, John L. Vaughan, William C. Webb, William T. Weems, Judge Thomas Whitwell and John M. Young. A brief excerpts from Counties of Tennessee by Austin P. Foster is included. There are a few illustrations, but the quality of these is only fair.