Recently a lady who had grown up on Lewisville Street across from where I lived, called me and told me that after twenty years she had moved back to Minden.

She said “this is not my Minden anymore, what happened to the downtown area because it is not like it used to be?”


There are so many things different in Minden today from my younger years, not just the obvious physical differences. I often think of the whistle that sounded so many toots and we counted them to see where the fire was located.

Every house had a card that indicated the


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