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Looney prints donated to City of Minden

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A piece of art history has come home to Minden, all by a chance meeting at the Louisiana Municipal Association convention in Shreveport.

Two prints from the late artist Ben Earl Looney, a native of Webster Parish, were given to the City of Minden from two original paintings of the State Capitol and the Pentagon Barracks in Baton Rouge. Mayor Tommy Davis said he met Keith Ardoin, a councilman for the Town of Krotz Springs, when they sat next to each other at the convention.

“We discussed the paintings, and they are beautiful,” Davis said. “One of them is a little faded,

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