Downtown Develops

Downtown Develops (HMW8E)

Location: Hastings, MN 55033 Dakota County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 44.732', W 92° 51.118'

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As Hastings quickly grew and settlement in the area increased, this port city soon became the commercial center for Dakota County farmers.

Farmers brought wagons full of crops to the Hastings market, and then returned home driving wagons full of goods purchased from the city's growing number of merchants. The thriving community soon attracted numerous industries and skilled workers.

A Landmark Remembered
In 1895, the city erected the Spiral Bridge which deposited traffic at the foot of Sibley Street in the heart of the city's downtown.

Local merchants had worried that a traditional bridge design would carry traffic over and beyond the business district. The unique design was a key to the success of Hastings as a thriving commercial center.
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HM NumberHMW8E
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Placed ByCity of Hastings; National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 511718 N 4954693
Decimal Degrees44.74553333, -92.85196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 44.732', W 92° 51.118'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 44' 43.92" N, 92° 51' 7.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)651, 612
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2121 Mississippi River Regional Trail, Hastings MN 55033, US
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