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When Webster Parish needed a jail, part 3


In last week’s Echo of the Past, we looked at the continuing problems of security at the 2nd Webster Parish Jail, built in 1884. At the conclusion of the article we were discussing the worries about the safety of the infamous Webster Parish outlaw, Linc Waggoner, who was awaiting trial for horse theft, and had been moved to Ouachita Parish for security until the time for his trial.

On Saturday, September 8, 1894, Waggoner was returned to the Minden jail in preparation for his trial. Officials felt that he would be safe in the Minden jail for the two nights


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