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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

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Where is Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA? 

Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, USA

When Cedar Rapids was first established in 1838, William Stone named the town Columbus. In 1841 it was resurveyed and renamed by N.B. Brown and his associates. They named the town Cedar Rapids for the rapids in the Cedar River at the site, and the river itself was named for the large number of red cedar trees that grew along its banks. Cedar Rapids was incorporated on January 15, 1849. Cedar Rapids annexed the community of Kingston in 1870.wikipedia


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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - Cedar River and Water Pavilion, Ellis Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Cedar River and Water Pavilion, Ellis Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - The Home for the Friendless
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

The Home for the Friendless
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

"The Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a 6-story brick building located in downtown Cedar Rapids, ... Read MORE...


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News  1871 - Woman Chief Engineer of Fire Department
At Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Miss S. C. Gardner has made such timely discoveries of fires, and has...Read MORE...

News  1872 - Bad Game
Mr. S. Levi, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently held a pistol in his hands, and in a playful manner,...Read MORE...

News  1882 - Storm
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 23. - The following particulars have been learned of the storm of...Read MORE...

News  1903 - BURN TO DEATH IN HOTEL FIRE. MANY KILLED AND INJURED IN CEDAR RAPIDS HOLOCAUST. CLIFTON HOUSE BURNS. STRUCTURE TOTALLY WRECKED - MANY JUMP FROM UPPER WINDOWS.
PITIFUL AND SICKENING SIGHTS FOLLOW JUMPS FOR LIFE - INJURED REMOVED TO IMPROMPTU HOSPITALS -...Read MORE...

1916
Cedar Rapids, a city of Linn co., Iowa, on the Cedar River and on the Chicago and Northwestern, the ...Read MORE...

1928 - November 11 - WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions

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1953 - September 30 - WMT TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins

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News  1956 - FLOOR OF BRIDGE DROPS; COUPLE IN FALLING CAR HURT.
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The concrete floor of the bridge over Prairie Creek on C street SW collapsed...Read MORE...

1960 - August 18 - 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Richardson, Texas

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Hasek
flag  Andrew HASEK (17 February 1870, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - 7 March 1929, Hollywood, Florida, USA)

Hibbel
flag  Rudolph J HIBBEL (3 June 1899, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - , )
 

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