Early days in the tri-county area of Blount, Loudon and Monroe Counties in East Tennessee are recalled in this 67 page booklet compiled from excerpts from the 1887 book: History of Tennessee, originally published by Goodspeed Publishing Co., and several other sources. The spiral-bound 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 Blount County section includes a description of the area, names of early residents, early officials, the City of Maryville, Newspapers, Lawyers, Merchants and Manufacturers, Maryville College and other schools. Biographies include: P.M. Bartlett, M.L. Byerley, M.H. Cochran, G.S.W. Crawford, M.H. Edmondon, J.C. Engel, A.M. Gamble, J.T. Hanna, Capt. W.Y.C. Hannum, A.K. Harper, Mrs. S.M. Henry (widow of J.F.), Capt. W. H. Henry, John H. Howard, David Jones, T.W. Keller, Mrs. M.J. Lackey (widow of J.W.), Major William A. McTeer, J.D. Miller, Gen. A.J. Neff, W.T. Parham, Sam P. Rowan, Dr. A.J. Taylor, F.P. Toof, and R.F. Walker. The Loudon County section includes a description of the area, names of settlers, the town of Philadelphia, early names of Loudon; the City of Loudon; Formation of Loudon County, Businesses, Officials. Biographies include: The Blair Family, C.T.P. Davis, Dr. R.P. Eaton, J.P. Freeman, G.W. Hardin, C.M. Hotchkiss, W. E. Huff, J.B. Jackson, Capt. James Lackey, Dr. B.B. Lenoir, Thomas Jefferson Mason, John W. Robinson, Judge S.A. Rodgers, A.W. Ward, J.H. Williams, and J.L. Willson. The Monroe County section includes a description of the area, names of early residents, early officials, Courts and Lawyers, Tellico (later named Madisonville), Early Merchants, Publications, Churches, Bolivar Academy, Hiwassee College, the town of Sweet Water. Biographies include: Arch Bacome, James L. Bacon, Dr. William N. Bicknell, William L. Brown, Larkin Cardin, Edward P. Clak, William H. Dawson, William Dyer, Joseph H. Forshee, William J. Fowler, Albert H. Gallaher, Rufus Gaut, James A. Gilbreath, Stephen P. Hale, Thomas A. Henderson, James R. Henley, Dr. Charles C. Jones, Joshua R. Jones, Rev. J.P. Kefauver, Capt. William Lee, James F. Magill, William N. Magill, T.P. Milligan, John Calvin Montgomery, Robert A. McCallie, Rev. Solon McCroskey, Henry M. McCroskey, Thomas E. H. McCroskey, John McGhee, Donald A. McKenzie, Joseph A. Peck, James E. Roberts, Robert King Robinson, William B. Stephens, Vastine Stickley, Rev. Henry P. Waugh, Ewing Young White, Madison G. Wright, and John S. Yearwood. The final part of the booklet contains brief excerpts from Counties of Tennessee by Austin P. Foster, Tennessee, a Guide to the State, compiled and written by the Federal Writer's Project of the WPA in 1939. The WPA book tells of the Tennessee Military Institute in Loudon, the Cleage Home in Sweetwater, Site of Fort Loudoun, Jeffrey's Hell, etc. Two small maps of the area are also included.