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Cameos: Downtown Minden now and then


Orignially published July, 28, 2004.

Well, I am always telling you about locations that have stores different from the ones I grew up with. This column is about stores that have been torn down, about vacancies where once there was a business. One of the lines from daughter’s Valedictory was “there is nothing constant but change.” And that is surely true of Minden.

Recently I re-read Oliver Goldsmith’s “The Deserted Village” and remembered some of the lines we had to commit to memory. It was with sadness I read the lines about what was no more – the cheerful village murmurs, the