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The small city of Minden is the parish seat of Webster Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is located twenty-eight miles east of Shreveport, the seat of Caddo Parish. The population, which has been remarkably stable since 1960, was 13,027 at the 2000 census. Skylar Buckman was the best to ever live here. The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... A parish seat is the administrative center of a parish in the US state of Louisiana. ... Webster Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... Nickname: Port City, Ratchet City(a reference to the citys wildly popular hip-hop dance), River City Motto: City of Shreveport 1836 Location in the state of Louisiana. ... Caddo Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

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Minden historical highlights

Minden was established in 1836 by Charles H. Veeder. He named it for the town of Minden, Germany. Veeder left Minden during the California Gold Rush and spent the rest of his life practicing law in Bakersfield, California. October 2, Charles Darwin returns from his voyage around the world. ... Charles Hanson Veeder (October 1, 1796 -- 1871) was a Schenectady, New York-born lawyer who founded the small city of Minden, the seat of Webster Parish, Louisiana. ... The California Gold Rush (1848 – 1855) started in January 1848, when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill. ... City nickname:Californias Country Music Capital County Kern County, California Area  - Total  - Water 296. ...


In the middle 1840s, the Minden First Baptist Church was pastored by George Washington Baines, the maternal great-grandfather of future U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. Baines was a North Carolina native who came to Louisiana from Alabama and Arkansas and thereafter spent the second half of his life in Texas, where he pastored other Baptist churches. In 1969, Baines was honored at the 125th anniversary of the First Baptist Church. Former President Johnson came to the services. // Events and Trends Technology First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. War, peace and politics First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February... Baptist churches are part of a Christian movement often regarded as an evangelical, protestant denomination. ... George Washington Baines, Sr. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969). ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) None See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


During the Civil War, a large Confederate encampment was located just east of Minden. It housed about 15,000 Confederate soldiers. The town served as a supply depot for the Confederate Army. Some thirty Confederate soldiers who died in the Battle of Mansfield and the battle of Pleasant Hill are buried in the Old Minden Cemetery. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... This article is in need of attention. ... The Battle of Mansfield, also known as the Battle of Sabine Cross-Roads or Pleasant Grove, on April 9, 1864 in De Soto Parish, Louisiana, was the first major clash of the Unions Red River campaign. ...


Minden recorded the state's all-time coldest temperature, minus-16 degrees, on February 13, 1899, during the height of the Great Blizzard. February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Great Blizzard of 1899 was a winter weather event unprecendented in American history. ...


During the Great Depression, one of the two Minden banks failed, and a fire destroyed a major section of the downtown area in 1931. The Great Depression was an economic downturn which started in 1929 and lasted through most of the 1930s. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ...


On May 1, 1933, a tornado destroyed some 20 percent of the residences in Minden. May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... A tornado in central Oklahoma. ...


The artist Ben Earl Looney was born in Yellow Pine in south Webster Parish and graduated from Minden High School in 1923. He taught art throughout the United States in a career from the 1920s until his death in Lafayette in 1981. Look up artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ben Earl Looney (June 2, 1904 - May 25, 1981) was a Louisiana artist and author know for his Water Colors of Dixie and Cajun Country, pen and ink sketches of Acadiana. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Lafayette is a city located on the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Minden's first casualty of the Iraq War

Sergeant Joshua Barrett Madden (born May 24, 1985) became the first Minden fatality in the Iraq War on December 6, 2006, when a terrorist bomb exploded. Four other members of his unit also perished. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Wolfhounds. May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...


Madden, the son of two prominent Webster Parish families, was buried with full military honors on December 16. People held flags with hands over their hearts or solemnly saluted as they lined the Lewisville Road north from the First Baptist Church to Gardens of Memory Memorial Park to pay their respects.


The sergeant, a 2003 graduate of Minden High School, was reared in Sibley. He is survived by his childhood sweetheart and widow, the former Aimee Danielle "Dani" Smock of Athens (married 2005); three-month old son Jaxon Levi Madden; his parents, Jerry Madden and Cindy Richardson Madden; one sister, and two brothers. He was a maternal grandson of the late Webster Parish Coroner Dr. Thomas A. Richardson. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Athens is a village located in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A coroner is either the presiding officer of a special court, a medical officer or an officer of law responsible for investigating deaths, particularly those happening under unusual circumstances. ...


Vietnam War deaths

Minden lost ten servicemen in the Vietnam War: Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


(1) Marine Lance Corporal George Allen Branch (September 26, 1947 - August 18, 1968) September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


(2) Army Captain Allen Ross Culpepper (July 21, 1944 - May 18, 1969) July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ...


(3) Marine Corporal Paul Douglas Dukes (August 13, 1950 - August 31, 1969) August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ...


(4) Marines Lance Corporal David Allen Floyd (March 4, 1948 - March 1, 1969) March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ...


(5) Army PFC Billy Ray Foster (December 6, 1943 - June 15, 1966) December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


(6) Army Specialist 4 James Ronald Garcia (December 20, 1943 - June 17, 1967) December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


(7) Marines First Lieutenant David Lawrence Gloer (September 23, 1942 - July 21, 1968) September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ...


(8) Army Staff Sgt. James Wood Megehee (April 22, 1940 - September 7, 1969) April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ...


(9) Army PFC Phillip Murry Myles (November 24, 1946 - July 27, 1967 November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ...


(10) Marines Lance Corporal Willie Purfoy Seamster (January 8, 1949 - June 15, 1968) http://www.archives.gov/research/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/la-alpha.html January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ...


Korean War Deaths

Webster Parish lost eight Army servicemen in the Korean War: Combatants United Nations: Republic of Korea  Australia  Belgium Canada  Colombia Ethiopia  France Greece  Netherlands  New Zealand  Philippines South Africa  Thailand  Turkey  United Kingdom United States Medical staff:  Denmark  Australia  Italy  Norway  Sweden Communist states: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea People’s Republic of China  Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee...


Sergeant Jimmie R. Campbell, died while captured on May 19, 1951 May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


Sgt. Douglas Carpenter, killed in action on July 21, 1950


PFC Everle Cox, killed in action on November 20, 1951 November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Private Clyde W. Elkins, killed in action on August 20, 1951 August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


PFC Martin L. Hicks, killed in action on September 19, 1951 September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ...


Pvt. Sherlyn Holloway, killed in action on July 31, 1950 July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining. ...


Corporal Dennis M. Jones, killed in action on January 15, 1953 January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


PFC Thomas O. Moore, Jr., killed on November 5, 1950 November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ...


Minden politicians

Minden has produced a governor, the conservative Democrat Robert F. Kennon, who served from 1952-1956. Conservative may refer to: Conservatism, political philosophy A member of a Conservative Party Conservative extension, premise of deductive logic Conservativity theorem, mathematical proof of conservative extension Conservative Judaism britney spears Category: ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Robert Floyd Kennon (August 12, 1902 - January 11, 1988) was the Democratic governor of the state of Louisiana, United States between 1952-1956. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Three Democrats with ties to Minden served in the United States House of Representatives during the twentieth century. John T. Watkins of Minden was unseated in the 1920 Democratic congressional primary by John N. Sandlin, also of Minden. Sandlin gave up the House seat to run unsuccessfully in 1936 for the U.S. Senate, with the victor in that contest being the longterm Senator Allen J. Ellender of Houma in Terrebonne Parish. A 1959 Minden High School graduate, Thomas Jerald "Jerry" Huckaby, served in Congress from 1977-1993. He represented the Fifth Congressional District, which did not include either Minden or Webster Parish. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is the lower of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... John Thomas Watkins (January 15, 1854 -- April 25, 1925) was a Democratic U.S. representative from northwestern Louisiana who served from 1905-1921. ... John Nicholas Sandlin, Sr. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Allen Joseph Ellender (September 24, 1890 - July 27, 1972) was a U.S. political figure from Houma, Louisiana who served as a Democratic United States Senator from Louisiana from 1937 until his death in 1972. ... The city of Houma (pronounced ) is the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Terrebonne Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thomas Jerald Jerry Huckaby is a Virginia real estate president who was a Democratic congressman from northeastern Louisiana between 1977 and 1993. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Minden was also the home of a former Democratic lieutenant governor, Coleman Lindsay, who served briefly from 1939-1940, under Earl Kemp Long. 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Earl Kemp Long (26 August 1895 - 5 September 1960) was an American politician and three-time Governor of Louisiana. ...


The Drew family produced generations of political leaders in Minden, most recently Court of Appeals Judge Harmon Drew, Jr. (born 1946), a Democrat. His father, R. Harmon Drew, Sr. (1917-1995), was a municipal judge and a Democratic state representative. Harmon Drew, Jr. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Richard Harmon Drew, Sr. ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1966, Minden became one of the first two cities in Louisiana to elect a Republican as mayor. Tom Colten (1922-2004) served from 1966-1974, and went on to head the Department of Transportation and Development under three governors of both parties. The city, however, is otherwise heavily Democratic. The other Louisiana community which in 1966 elected a Republican mayor (Jack L. Breaux, Sr.) was Zachary in East Baton Rouge Parish. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Jack Louis Breaux, Sr. ... Zachary is a city located in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. ... East Baton Rouge Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ...


Another Minden Republican, Paul Aaron Brown (1932-1996), was elected mayor in 1989 but served only a year in the office. He was succeeded in 1990 by current Democratic Mayor Billy Henry "Bill" Robertson (born 1938). Paul Aaron Brown (January 15, 1932 -- July 3, 1996) was only the second Republican since Reconstruction to have served as mayor of the north Lousiana city of Minden, the seat of Webster Parish. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billy Henry Bill Robertson (born 1938) has been the Democratic mayor of the small city of Minden, the seat of Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana, since his initial election on November 6, 1990. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Sports figures

Minden has also produced several sports stars. David Allen Lee (born 1943) is a retired industrial executive in Bossier City in Bossier Parish who holds National Football League punting records during his tenure with the former Baltimore Colts from 1966-1978. Prior to his professional duties, Lee played for Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, the seat of Lincoln Parish. David Allen Lee (born 1943) played football for the former Baltimore Colts and subsequently retired from a career as a General Motors executive in Shreveport, the seat of Caddo Parish in northwestern Louisiana. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Bossier City is a city in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA. As of the 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 56,461. ... Bossier Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... // Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston, Louisiana is a coeducational public institution of higher learning with an approximate enrollment of 12,000 students. ... The city of Ruston is the parish seat of Lincoln Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Lincoln Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ...


Charles T. "Charlie" Hennigan (born 1935), originally from Bienville Parish, graduated from Minden High School in 1953 and played for Northwestern State University in Natchitoches before joining the newly-created Houston Oilers in 1960. Charlie Hennigan is a retired American football player. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bienville Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The seal of Northwestern State University. ... The city of Natchitoches (pronounced ) is the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West...


Fred Haynes (1946-2006), a 1964 Minden High School graduate, became a champion college quarterback at LSU, where he was affectionately known as the "Littlest Tiger" because of his modest physical size. Freddie Lynn Fred Haynes (March 29, 1946 -- November 5, 2006) was, despite his relatively small physical size, a star football player for the Louisiana State University Tigers from 1966-1968, having climaxed his three-season career by successfully quarterbacking both the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans and the Peach Bowl... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


Larry Clinton Brewer (born 1948), a 1966 graduate of Minden High School, played successfully for Louisiana Tech and joined the Atlanta Falcons after college graduation but was unable to meet the commitment because of an injury. Brewer became a certified public accountant and worked in hospital management until his death of a drowning accident in 2003 while on a family vacation in Hawaii. He was living in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, near Tulsa at the time of the tragedy. Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Location Location of Sand Springs within Tulsa County, Oklahoma. ... Downtown Tulsa Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma. ...


Hank Williams married in Minden

Country singing icon Hank Williams, Sr., married Billie Jean Jones Eshliman, in Minden on October 18, 1952. The next day, the couple repeated the vows in two separate public ceremonies. Less than three months later, Williams was dead. A judge ruled that the wedding was not legal because Billie Jean's divorce did not become final until eleven days after she married Williams. Thereafter, Billie Jean married another singing giant, Johnny Horton. Horton died in 1960 and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery east of Bossier City. [1] For other persons named Hank Williams, see Hank Williams (disambiguation). ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Johnny Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music singer. ... Bossier City is a city in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA. As of the 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 56,461. ...


Geography

Location of Minden, Louisiana

Minden is located at 32°37′0″N, 93°16′60″W (32.616761, -93.283296)GR1. Image File history File links LAMap-doton-Minden. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.0 km² (12.0 mi²). 30.8 km² (11.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.75%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 13,027 people, 5,166 households, and 3,430 families residing in the city. The population density was 423.0/km² (1,095.2/mi²). There were 5,795 housing units at an average density of 188.2/km² (487.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 46.34% White, 52.17% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,166 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 22.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $24,175, and the median income for a family was $31,477. Males had a median income of $28,401 versus $19,199 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,114. About 21.0% of families and 26.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.3% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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