Minden Press-Herald

Friday
Aug 01st

Gum Springs and the impact of its settlers

One of the Echoes of Our Past in the Minden area is the once thriving communities that are now gone or are greatly diminished in size. Communities such as Yellow Pine, Buckhorn, and Grove that once had their own post offices are now incorporated clusters of homes. Others such as Overton, once the Claiborne Parish seat, have completely vanished.

However, we have some communities that did not disappear from natural forces. In the summer of 1941, the United States government began construction of the Louisiana Ordnance Plant in western Webster and extreme Eastern Bossier Parish. The removal of the residents from the area of the plant marked the end of several small communities. Among those communities is the topic of today's column, Gum Springs.

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Minden gives big to Joplin, MO

We moved from the Dallas area to Heflin about 10 years ago. One of the first things that caught our attention was the community spirit that Minden and the surrounding are...

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Secretary of State visits Minden

The Honorable Tom Schedler, the Louisiana Secretary of State attended the July quarterly meeting of the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission. Secretary Sched...

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Remembrances of the War Years

I have written many stories about the war years, the Civil Defense program, rationing, and all the things we did without during World War II. However there were other thi...

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Girl accepted to prestigious dance school workshop

Girl accepted to prestigious dance school workshop

Bonnie Haynie  was accepted by audition to attend the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School -South Workshop. The workshop is held on the campus of Georgia College & ...

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