This week’s Echo of Our Past is a story from the years of the Great Depression in Minden. One disturbing development of that era was the increase in crime and the rise of legendary outlaws and bank robbers. While Bonnie and Clyde were frequent visitors to the Minden area they did not take part in our brush with the bank robbers of the 1930s. This article tells the story the robbery of Minden Bank & Trust during the summer of 1938, 80 years ago last week.
June 8, 1938, was a typical Tuesday morning in downtown Minden. Charleston Tillman, an 80-year-old