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Minden and railroading, part two


In last week’s Echo of Our Past, we began looking at Minden’s attempt to be placed on the main railroad line across North Louisiana. When that effort was unsuccessful, at the conclusion of last week’s column, local community leaders had negotiated a very good deal for the construction of a “Tap” railroad to connect Minden to the mainline at present-day Sibley. The key point of that compromise was the agreement that the Webster Parish Police Jury, with the approval of the state legislature, would close Bayou Dorcheat to navigation at the point of the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific


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