Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Aug 20th

Life

Wire Road

The first major east-west road across North Louisiana

In this week's column I'm going to give a little history about the first major east-west road across North Louisiana, the Wire Road, or as it is better known, the Old Wire Road.

Prior to the 1830s, the migration of settlers to North Louisiana was almost entirely in a north-south line and most of the journey on water-borne transportation. In fact for most of 19th century in Louisiana water based commercial transportation was about the only practical mode of travel. The absence of any authority to pay for road construction combined with the moist soil in our state made any road building rare.

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Excuses, excuses

Often I have a lot of excuses why I can't do something. I have been guilty of quoting Milton from "On His Blindness" and saying "Will God require day labor, light denied?...

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Springhill Chamber names new director

Robert Gann is one of the new directors for the Springhill North Webster Chamber of Commerce.

Gann is the manager at Wal-Mart in Springhill. He was raised in North Central...

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Webster Homemakers spend July meeting at Webster Parish Library

The Webster Homemaker's Council meeting was held on July 28, 2011 at the Webster Parish Library. The tables were decorated with containers holding branches of green persi...

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‘Krewes in the Kitchen’is outstanding

Sunday, August 14, I attended the Cookbook Debut and Tasting for the Cookbook titled "Krewes in the Kitchen."  It was hosted by the Krewe des Ambassadeurs in the "Or...

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