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HASTINGS

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 60 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HASTINGS, a city and the county-seat of Adams county, Nebraska, U.S.A., about 95 M. W. by S. of Lincoln. Pop. (1890) 13,584; (1900) 7188 (12J3 foreign-born); (1910) 9338. Hastings is served by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Chicago & North-western, the Missouri Pacific and the St Joseph & Grand Island railways. It is the seat of Hastings College (Presbyterian, coeducational), opened in 1882, and having 286 students in 1908, and of the state asylum for the chronic insane. The city carries on a considerable jobbing business for the farming region of which it is the centre and produce market. There are a large foundry and several large brickyards here. Hastings was settled in 1872, was incorporated in 1894 and was chartered as a city in the same year.
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