About Denham Springs news. (Denham Springs, La.) 1898-1977
Denham Springs, La. (1898-1977)
- Denham Springs news. : (Denham Springs, La.) 1898-1977
- Alternative Titles:
- Denham Springs news and the Livingston times
- Place of publication:
- Denham Springs, La.
- Geographic coverage:
- G.L. Minton
- Dates of publication:
- -v. 79, no. 20 (Sept. 15, 1977).
- Began in 1898.
- Semiweekly Sept. 11, 1967-Sept. 15, 1977
- Description based on: Vol. 8, no. 46 (Sept. 20, 1906).
- Title varies slightly: Denham Springs news and the Livingston times, <Mar. 10, 1921>-June 30, 1921.
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Denham Springs News
Denham Springs, Louisiana, was the site of a small 19th-century health resort and private school, the Denham Springs Collegiate Institute. In the early 1900s, the town developed into one of the commercial centers of Livingston Parish, which at that time had a population of about 10,000. Today, Denham Springs is a suburb of the state capital, Baton Rouge.
George Livingston Minton (1851-1927) founded the Denham Springs News in 1898. Minton had helped organize the Collegiate Institute and served as the town's mayor for many years. The weekly, four-page News was a typical Southern "country" newspaper that included miscellaneous local, national, and international news. Coverage included editorials and letters to the editor; town hall and election news; the minutes of the Livingston Parish police jury (the governing body of the parish); advertisements for local businesses, including ones in nearby Baton Rouge; agricultural and domestic advice columns; and fiction and general-interest essays, mostly copied from other sources. During World War I, the News carried a Weekly War News Digest, stories about the Red Cross, and other reports on the war's effect in Louisiana and around the world.
Minton published the News until his death in 1927. His son Truvie Minton (1888-1963) then owned it for a short time. In 1977, the paper became the Denham Springs and Livingston Parish News.
Provided by: Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA