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9/11 Attacks 20th Anniversary

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Second Street in Hastings in March 1929.

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West Second Street between Hastings and Lincoln avenues in Hastings in May 1929.

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An 18-year-old pilot was killed and his 18-year-old passenger badly injured when the “The Pride of Hastings,” a pioneer monoplane, crashed in a cornfield west of Hastings at 8:30 p.m. on July 4, 1929.

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The Pride of Hastings plane is manually started in the March 11, 1928 photo. July 4, 1929 the plane crashed killing 18-year-old pilot Harold Rudd and injured 18-year-old passenger Donald Tilden in a cornfield west of Hastings. Tribune File photo 3-11-1928

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West Second Street in Downtown Hastings in August 1929.

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Hitching blocks are shown on St. Joseph Avenue in Hastings in March 1930.

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A motorist drives down a flooded street in Hastings in July 1933.

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Second Street and Burlington Avenue in Hastings in February 1934.

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First Street in Hastings in January 1935.

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The Hastings National Bank building in Hastings in March 1937.

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Second Street and Burlington Avenue in Hastings on Sept. 29, 1939.

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Downtown Hastings during World War II in 1944.

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These two photos show a busy Second Street in Hastings on May 1, 1945.

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Cars are parked along Second Street on May 1, 1945.

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With snow drifts reaching 8 feet high or more, a snowstorm on Nov. 18, 1948, blocked all streets and highways, closed schools and caused heavy property damage in Hastings.

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A dust storm moves through downtown Hastings on March 26, 1950.

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Members of the Hastings High boys basketball team on Feb. 2, 1953.

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The Hastings High boys varsity basketball team won the Class A state basketball title with a 58-42 win over Omaha Benson at the University of Nebraska Coliseum in Lincoln.