Hastings, Alma

From Lane Co Oregon

Early on, the general store was used as a stopping place for stages and freighters plying the route between Eugene and the mines and resorts to the east. Passengers would spend the night in rooms above the store, and horses were cared for at Charles Hastings’ coach stop across the street from the elementary school. On occasion, Alma Hastings would rent rooms and serve dinners in the house next to the coach stop. The general store served all the needs of the community. Groceries, dry goods, buggy whips and other notions and “remedies” were sold (Jones 1985:34).

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