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This view shows the top of the toboggan run on Second Street. A kerosene lamp can be seen on the right.

Discovery of toboggan prompts review of unique Hastings memories

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HASTINGS - These days, the options for sledding in Hastings are relatively few. There's the government center, the middle school and Lions Park, to name a few.

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About 130 years ago, long before there were liability concerns and long before automobiles existed, the local sledding scene was much more impressive. A few enormous and well-orchestrated toboggan runs were located in Hastings, using the Second, Third and Fourth street hills, among others, to fly into downtown.

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