1927 Minden City Council – J. Ronald Murph, W. T. Burnett, Mayor Robert F. Kennon, W. R. Garrison, Will Life and S. H. McCrary.

As issues surrounding electric power in Minden returned to the headlines recently, I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes from President Harry S. Truman: “the only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.”

The current headlines deal with the city’s power contract with SWEPCO. While today’s issues are different, long-time residents know issues surrounding electricity have been at the forefront of local news on several occasions.

Today’s Echo of Our Past is the story of the first occurrence of a public debate here in Minden, a discussion that has been repeated several times, at


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