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Minden Perserverance and Pride (Making of America) by John A. Agan PDF

By John A. Agan

the gorgeous old city of Minden is tucked up within the pine-filled hills of northern Louisiana. validated via Charles Hanse Veeder in 1835, a third-generation German-American initially from upstate big apple, Minden speedily earned a name as a city of distinctive personality, aided by way of the Minden Academy and the early advent of the Methodist, Baptist, and Episcopalian religions. After Veeder left town, the hearty settlers remained to foster Minden's progress and improvement. even though the seat of Webster Parish this day, Minden has confronted enlargement fluctuations, attributable to common catastrophe and fiscal trouble, yet by means of bold business endeavors and renewed hope.

Minden thrived commercially, with financial achieve centralized in Bayou Dorcheat, which was once composed of separate landings appearing as delivery issues for items coming from a lot of northern Louisiana. Industries like cotton farming and the Minden Lumber Mill, shaped in 1901 as one of many greatest generators within the usa on the time, prompted the town's inhabitants to almost double in precisely ten years. below the management of serious males like E.S. Richardson, Minden additionally grew to become a version for different cities of comparable measurement within the box of schooling. while, disastrous fires, a catastrophic twister, and the devastation of the steamboat exchange on Bayou Dorcheat through the arrival of the railroad challenged the group within the ever-changing 20th century.

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