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The Watkins: Who, what, where and why?


Editor’s Note: Today’s Echo of Our Past Will be Continued in Tomorrow’s Edition of the Minden Press-Herald.

Several previous Echoes of Our Past have dealt with or referred to John N. Sandlin of Minden, who served as Congressman from Louisiana’s Fourth District from 1921 until 1937. Sandlin’s career was the topic of my Master’s Thesis, and in writing about him, I have perhaps neglected the distinguished career of the man he replaced in office, fellow Mindenite, John Thomas Watkins. Today’s column will deal with the long career in public service of John T. Watkins, native


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