By Elizabeth H. Spilinek
Hastings, Nebraska was founded in 1872 on the open prairie at the intersection of two railroads. It grew to become the "Queen City of the Plains", "Cigar-making Capital of Nebraska", "Birthplace of Kool-Aid", and the site of the largest inland Naval Ammunition Depot in America during World War II. Author Elizabeth Spilinek, historical preservationist and president of the Adams County Historical Society, connects Hastings' past to its present through images from the society's archives and stories of the people who built this thriving community.
95 pages. Paperback