Minden Press-Herald

Sep 16th

Remembering the ‘old stores’

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Recently a lady who did not grow up in Minden, remarked that she appreciated me talking of old businesses that are gone, and their location. And last week a man who is almost my age stopped me and told me how much he likes to remember the old stores and the people who worked there. I do, too, and so I am continuing some more of my thoughts of what "was" and is now gone.

I passed by the metal building, almost like a warehouse, on Shepherd Street, just past the old Tractor place, and noticed the words "Hanes Body Shop" in faint letters across the front. Long ago, fifty or more years ago there was a nice young man, Archie Hanes, who put in the body shop there on Dennis Street.

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