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Minden and railroading, part one


In many ways railroads and the railroading industry have brought more change to the Minden area than nearly any other factor in the 183 years of her existence. The next two Echoes of Our Past will deal with one element of the railroad story in Minden, the coming of the first rail line to Minden in 1884. How Minden came to gain its first railroad link is a very interesting story, involving local initiative, some political bad luck, and stories of cooperation between local leaders in negotiating a deal some other towns in this area were unable to


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