Early days in the City and County of Racine, WI, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this 8 1/2" x 11" spiral-bound 207-page booklet, printed on 60 # opaque paper. The tri-colored front cover is a parchtex card stock, protected with a vinyl sheet. The information is an excerpt from a rare 1879 book, entitled The History of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin. Separate books are available with Racine biographies and Kenosha County history/biographies. Among the many subject titles are: Earliest Mention of Root River, Jambeau's Trading Post, Treaty with the Indians, Origin of the name "Racine", Capt. Gilbert Knapp, the First Settlement, the Tide of Immigration, First White Woman, First Saw Mill, Land Claims, How Pioneers Lived, Settlement of the County, Incidents and Facts, Organization of the County with names of officials, Court and other Records, List of Old Settlers, Racine County Poor-Farm, the City of Racine -- History, First Baby, First Wedding, Kidnapping of Joshua Glover by slave hunters; Organization of the Village, City Official Roster, History of each church, Women't Christian Temperance Union, Racine College, Public Schools, Private Schools, the Taylor Orphan Asylum, St. Luke's Hospital, Cemeteries, Secret Societies, Miscellaneous Societies, Banks, Notable Fine-bred Horses, Fire Department, Newspapers, the Post Office, the Harbor, Manufactories and Businesses, Transportation Facilities; Burlington, Union Grove, Waterford, and Rochester, and other interesting bits of history and trivia. There's also a section on the Civil War, with a list of those who died in the conflict. Illustrations include sketches of the Court House, the residence of J.I. Case, F. Harbridge Chemist, Drugs and Family Grocer Store, Case's Threshing Machine Works, and Fish Bros. and Company's Works.