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History of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

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  • 1854 - Cedar Rapids
    Cedar Rapids, a thriving post-village of Linn county, Iowa, on Red Cedar river, 25 miles N. from Iowa City. It is situated in a healthful and fertile ...Read MORE...


  • 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 rendered assistance thereat so coolly and efficiently, th...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, pointed it towards his body, saying, "Here goes my l...Read MORE...


  • News 1882 - Storm
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 23. - The following particulars have been learned of the storm of Thursday; It was a hurricane - not a tornado -- and swept o...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Cedar Rapids
    Cedar Rapids, a city of Linn co., £ on the Cedar River, and on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad where it crosses the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Nor...Read MORE...


  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
    Cedar River and Water Pavilion, Ellis Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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  • 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 - DELEGATES TO CONVENTION WERE GUESTS.

    (By Associated P...Read MORE...


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    The Home for the Friendless
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  • 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, Iowa. The theater is a restored example of a vaudeville/ movie palace of the 1920s... The Paramount... Read MORE...

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  • 1916
    Cedar Rapids, a city of Linn co., Iowa, on the Cedar River and on the Chicago and Northwestern, the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern and other ra...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.
    Cedar Rapids News -
    The concrete floor of the bridge over Prairie Creek on C street SW collapsed at noon Monday and a Worthington Acres couple were i...Read MORE...


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

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Cedar River and Water Pavilion, Ellis Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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The Home for the Friendless
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Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

"The Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a 6-story brick building located in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The theater is a restored example of a vaudeville/ movie palace of the 1920s... The Paramount... Read MORE...

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History and News of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

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  • 1854 - Cedar Rapids
    Cedar Rapids, a thriving post-village of Linn county, Iowa, on Red Cedar river, 25 miles N. from Iowa City. It is situated in a healthful and fertile ... Read MORE...

  • 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 rendered assistance thereat so coolly and efficiently,... 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, pointed it towards his body, saying, "Here goes my... Read MORE...

  • News  1882 - Storm
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 23. - The following particulars have been learned of the storm of Thursday; It was a hurricane - not a tornado -- and swept... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Cedar Rapids
    Cedar Rapids, a city of Linn co., £ on the Cedar River, and on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad where it crosses the Burlington, Cedar Rapids &... 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 - DELEGATES TO CONVENTION WERE GUESTS.

    (By Associated... Read MORE...

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

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

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

    historyorb.com
  • News  1956 - FLOOR OF BRIDGE DROPS; COUPLE IN FALLING CAR HURT.
    Cedar Rapids News -
    The concrete floor of the bridge over Prairie Creek on C street SW collapsed at noon Monday and a Worthington Acres couple were... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com

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