Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Sep 03rd

Echoes of Our Past

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Professional wrestling in Minden

This week's Echo of Our Past is a "rerun" column about a popular entertainment industry of the recent past, and how it had a brief period of popularity in Minden, more than 70 years ago.

The topic of today's Echo is professional wrestling, which has been among the highest rated programming on cable television. Few people know that years ago, before the modern versions, before the Championship Wrestling in Shreveport, even before the television heyday of the original Gorgeous George in the 1950s, Minden was home to professional wrestling. In fact, the brief period that the sport thrived here led to Minden gaining one very outstanding citizen.

Last Updated ( August 03, 2012 )

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This week’s Echo will be a collection of some stories connected with Minden that I came across while doing research. The first is an obituary found on the Internet that d...

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In this week's column I'm going to give a little history about the first major east-west road across North Louisiana,...

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The sad omission of vital history

I have an acquaintance who has stated that I am the most racist person he knows. He contends that everything I produce is biased against White Southerners. While I certai...

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E. S. Richardson

As noted in the press coverage, Tuesday night's hiring of Steve Dozier as Superintendent of Schools for Webster Parish ended a long period in which Webster Parish looked ...

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