Early days in Monongalia County, WV, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data and individual biographies in this NEW 131 page 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. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Morgantown, Westover, Core, Pentress, Blacksville and Wadestown. Other communities in the county today include: Booth, Cassville, Dellslow, Everettville, Granville, Little Falls, Maidsville, Osage, Pursglove, Star City, Wana and Westover. Among the many subjects included are: an tragic account of an early settlement of Dunkards led by Dr. Thomas Eckarly; why settlers were called "long knives"; formation of the original county; Zackquell Morgan and other early settlers; David Morgan's Encounter with two Indians; Indian Incursion on Cobun's Creek; Indians at Statler's Fort; Attack on Martin's Fort; Murder of Fannie and Phobe Scott; WV forest conservation; Newspapers; Pottery business; West Virginia University at Morgantown with a 1941 tour; Bios of Sen. Waitman T. Willey, Dr. Charles Ambler, Dr. Israel C. White, William Ryland White, and Francis H. Pierpont; the city of Morgantown with Points of Interest; other area sites. Attention Genealogists: This booklet contains relatively detailed biographies of many county residents of the late 1800s. They frequently include ancestors, siblings, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities, in the course of which they often shed light on the businesses, churches, professions and institutions, and on the events of the day. They include: Charles Henry Ambler, George A. Anderson (2), Lonna Dennis Arnett, William C. Arnett, O. Fred Arthur, F. Guy Ash, Ovilla A. Azure, Charles George Baker, Gen. George Coleman Baker, Earl T. Baker, Thomas A. Barrickman, J. Monroe Boyer, Clyde Brand, Franklin Marion Brand, Charles McChesney Bray, Luther Samson Brock, Virgil A. Brown, Nathan C. Burdett, Lester Wade Burnside, James Lewis Caldwell, George D. Chittum, E. Luther Cole, Harry Outen Cole, Wayne Francis Coombs, Floyd Brooks Cox, Frank Cox, Ulysses James Courtney, Stanley Riley Cox, Richard Earle Davis, Richard E. Davis, Rex H. Davis, Arch F. Dawson, John L. Dogan, Charles P. Dorr, John D. Downs, Joseph E. Falter, Stanley H. Fidler, Rev. Peter Flynn, Wilson C. Frame, Nat Terry Frame, Ashbel F. Gibson, Samuel Judson Hall, John Layfayette Hatfield, John Carl Heilig, Edgar Frank Heiskell, C. Ray Henry, Charles E. Hodges, Fred H. Hood, William French Hunt, Curtis G. Jackson, Roy J. Jamison, R. Hugh Jarvis, Charles E. Jenkins, Omar P. Jenkins, James G. Jeter Jr., Albert C. Johnson, William G. Johnson, John Lindsay Johnston, Clement Ross Jones, Louis F. Kauffeld, William C. Kelly, Francis Paul Kenney, Dr. Charles R. Kessel, Maurice F. Kirsch, Stanley I. Kizinski, Donald G. Lazzelle, I. Grant Lazzelle, Cassius McCarl Lemley, John P. Lilly, Eugene H. Long, Clarence Watkins McCutcheon, Joseph Henry McDermott, Dr. Earl N. McCue, James H. McGrew, J. Horace McKee, Guy T. Mackey, Horace Hill Marple, Cyrus Haymond Maxwell, George Ralph Maxwell, Walter A. Mestrezat, J. Ross Murnane, Noah Alvadore Moore, Charles A. Ober, Delbert H. Pape, William L. Park, Frank W. Parker, Irving H. Parker, Dr. Donald Monroe Pfost, Roscoe Parriott Posten, Paul H. Price, William S. Price, Elmer W. Prince, Samuel J. Randall, Miller W. Reed, Benjamin G. Reeder, David Bright Reger, Charles C. Robison, Clarence Roby, Jared Rodeheaver, Carl Chester Romine, Anton L. Romisch, Frank Schmidiger, John Fielden Shaffer, Frank C. Shriver, Fred S. Simons, Clete W. Smith, Jefferson L. Smith, James Scott Stewart, James Thompson, Charles Perry Thorn, Frank Butler Trotter, Eldon B. Tucker, F. Eldon Van Horn, Forney D. Wade, John Thomas West, Israel C. White, Dennis Martin Willis, and Ruth C. Wood.