It is always fun to look back at the old local newspapers to get a glimpse of what life was like in Minden. This week’s Echo will be a look at events in Minden 100 years ago, from the September 6, 1918 issue of the Webster Signal.
The fall of 1918, like 2018, was election season and the front page was dominated by coverage of politics.
Congressman John T. Watkins of Minden was running for reelection to his eighth term for the 4th District of Louisiana, but an unexpected challenger had emerged. District Judge John N. Sandlin, also of Minden, was