Cedar Rapids

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Incorporated as a town in 1849 and then reincorporated as a city in 1856, Cedar Rapids has never stopped progressing. It earned its place as the second-largest city in Iowa through continuous attention to innovative growth and development of where people work and live. Images of Modern America: Cedar Rapids highlights modern-day Cedar Rapids, focusing on changes and events from around 1960 to the earliest years of the 21st century. This "City of Five Seasons," now building anew with respect for its history, continues to move forward with increasing business, cultural, and recreational opportunities for the entire community.
ISBN: 9781467111805
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Iowa
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 165
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Carl and Mary Koehler History Center in Cedar Rapids collects, preserves, and exhibits the rich history of Linn County. Caitlin Treece received her bachelor's degree in history from Beloit College and her master's in local history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She began working at the history center in 2010 and was promoted to director in May 2013. Cedar Rapids native Mark Stoffer Hunter has a bachelor's degree in art history from the University of Iowa and is employed by the history center. He has been a specialist in Cedar Rapids history for more than 25 years.