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By John A. Agan

the gorgeous ancient city of Minden is tucked up within the pine-filled hills of northern Louisiana. proven through Charles Hanse Veeder in 1835, a third-generation German-American initially from upstate big apple, Minden swiftly earned a name as a city of specified personality, aided via the Minden Academy and the early advent of the Methodist, Baptist, and Episcopalian religions. After Veeder left the city, the hearty settlers remained to foster Minden's development and improvement. even supposing the seat of Webster Parish this day, Minden has confronted growth fluctuations, brought on by normal catastrophe and fiscal complication, yet via formidable commercial endeavors and renewed hope.

Minden thrived commercially, with fiscal achieve centralized in Bayou Dorcheat, which was once composed of separate landings performing 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 turbines within the usa on the time, brought on the town's inhabitants to just about double in exactly ten years. below the management of serious males like E.S. Richardson, Minden additionally turned a version for different cities of comparable measurement within the box of schooling. even as, disastrous fires, a catastrophic twister, and the devastation of the steamboat alternate on Bayou Dorcheat by means of the arriving of the railroad challenged the neighborhood within the ever-changing 20th century.

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