Early days in Harrison County, West Virginia, which includes Clarksburg (Clarksburgh), Salem, Bridgeport, Shinnston, Lumberport, and vacinity, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 112 page illustrated spiral-bound booklet comprised of excerpts from four rare vintage books: Historical Collections of Virginia by Henry Howe (1845); West Virginia in History, Life, Literature and Industry by Morris Purdy Shawkey (1928); History of West Virginia by Virgil A. Lewis (1889); and Virginia, a Guide to the Mountain State, a WPA publication (1941). The booklet is printed on 60# opaque paper, with the print size enlarged as needed to fit the 8 1/2 x 11 size. The front cover is a parchtex card stock, protected with a vinyl sheet. Among the many subjects included are: Formation of the county, Physical features and mineral deposits, stories of pioneer Jesse Hughs (Hughes) -- famous Indian fighter, Col. William Lowther -- courageous frontiersman, Gov. Joseph Johnson, Gen. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Benjamin Harrison (ancestor of presidents), Nutter's Fort, Early descriptions of Clarksville, Early officials, Stuart Reed and the state flag, Judge Nathan Goff, Major Armsey, and the Civil War, Christ Church at Clarksburg, West Virginia Industrial Home for Girls, Clarksburg Public Library, Salem College, Salem Bridge and Construction Company, Clarksburg Points of Interest, Salem and the Seventh Day Baptists, Levi Shinn and other bits of history and trivia. Attention Genealogists: This booklet contains relatively detailed biographies of many county residents of 1928. These frequently include ancestors, siblings, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities, in the course of which they often shed light on area businesses, churches, professions and institutions, and on the events of the day. They include: Mary Jane Curran, Hugh B. Shawhan, Rush Dew Holt, George H. Trainer, Clarence A. Tesch, Camden Page Fortney, Claude J. Ryan, Vance L. Hornor, Felix Oren Sutton, Aaron F. Wagner, Everett M. Christie, George H. Gordon, Wade H. Coffindaffer, Orlie W. Robinson, Wayne Flemming Allen, Eldred Batson, S. Orestes Bond (president of Salem College), Thurman Brissey, David Bromley, Thurman Cain (president of WV Business College), Justin Carskadon, Rev. Josiah Carter, the Chalfant family, James Clifford Jr., Ira Wade Coffman, C. Clyde Coffindaffer, Clyde Cole, Thomas Coleman Jr., Peyton Cost, Clyde Crist, Dr. Louise Jarvis Currence, John Davis (ambassador to Great Britain), Isaac Davisson, Haller Hamilton, Frederick Delbridge, William Douglass, I. Hazlett Freese, George Gall Jr., Wade Garrett, Avery Gaskins, Revy Vance Golden, Howard Mason Gore, William Harrington, Taney Harrison, William Harrison, Charles Hyde Hart, Charles Matthew Hart, Scotland Highland with a 337 year genealogy of the Highland family, Charles Philson Hood, Thomas Hornor, Arnold Jarvis, Benjamin Bassel Jarvis, Frank Johnson, Louis Johnson, Harry Kincaid, J. Wesley Law, Maurice Loudin, Lucian D. Lowther, Charles Fletcher Lucas, Graham Lynch, Truman Lynch, Sam Mallison, Foster Martn, the Robert Mason family, Edwin Maxwell, Haymond Maxwell, Clyde McCarty, Austin McIntyre, Dennis McIntyre, J. Earl Mick, Ronald Moist, Croner Guy Musser, Harry Pople, Benjamin Robinson, Edward Robinson, Howard Robinson, James Robinson, Mary Jane Robinson, Lucy Robinson, J. Ransel Romine, Harrison Morton Goff Ross, Laman Shingleton, Edward Grandison, Harry Gail Sturm, Michael Teter, W. Guy Tetrick, Samuel Ralph Thompson, Arthur Van Gorder Upton, Lewis Waugh, Charles Everett Williams, Stephen Williams, Frank Wilson, H. M. Wolverton, James Walker Wooddell, and John Benjamin Wyatt.