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Profiles of Minden: 1852 & 1905


Two weeks ago my column included an account of Minden written in 1850. Today’s Echo will include two more profiles of our community appearing in newspapers of Louisiana. The first brief comment is an assessment of Minden from a local resident and “booster” in 1852. The second was written by a visitor to our town in 1905.

In March 1852, Jasper Blackburn, the editor of the Minden Herald, who was mentioned in an earlier column, was visiting in New Orleans and stopped by the offices of the New Orleans Picayune. That visit resulted in the following item in the Picayune