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What happened to the calliopes?

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Every so often, Hastings residents get to see a piece of the city’s past floating up and down the river. Before automobiles became the common means of transportation, people traveling to and from Hastings often traveled on the river, on big steamboats that made regular stops at the levee here.


The steamboats don’t stop in Hastings anymore, but they do make somewhat regular appearances on the river.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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