Editor’s Note: Today’s Echo of Our Past Will be Continued in Tomorrow’s Edition of the Minden Press-Herald.
Today’s Echo of Our Past will take a look at the brief meteoric career of Clarence Byron Pratt, soldier, publisher, editor and legislator of Minden. Clarence Pratt was born on October 25, 1842, at the now vanished community of Overton, south of Minden, then the parish seat of Claiborne Parish. Pratt was the son of two transplanted “Yankees” – Luther Easton Pratt and Dorliska Rathbun Pratt. Luther Pratt had been born in Hebron, New Hampshire on December 13,