This week’s Echo of Our Past will be a little different in that it will not be a discussion of a single topic. We will look at two interesting stories I have found on the Internet and in other places that in some way involve Minden.

The first is a crime story from the Reconstruction era here in Minden. In its edition of June 14, 1876, the Atlanta Constitution reprinted a story published earlier in the Memphis Avalanche. The following is the account of the apprehension of a con man who met his match in a local man:

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