Downtown Cedar Rapids, overlooking the Cedar River.
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Early history[ edit ] The location of present-day Cedar Rapids was in the territory of the Fox and Sac tribes. The first white settler on the site of the future city was Osgood Shepherd, who built a log Ladies want real sex TX Milford 76670 which he called a tavern in or next to the Cedar River then known as the Red Cedar at what is now the corner of First Avenue and First Street Northeast.
Shepherd drove Stone across the river, claiming that Stone had built his cabin on Shepherd's land, then sold Stone's cabin to a buyer named Hull.
Shepherd later tried the same tactic with perhaps the first settler on the west side of the river, Robert Ellis, but Ellis happened to be chopping wood at the time and warned that someone would be dead if Shepherd did not retreat.
Brown had experience as a miller and Greene had surveyed much of eastern Iowa,  so both saw the value of the spot Shepherd had claimed.
It was right next Kathryn North Dakota a vision of loveliness the rapids—a prime spot to build a mill—the last set of rapids on the river before the Cedar fed into the Iowa River, meaning that goods milled on the spot could be carried by boat down river to the Mississippi.
Inthey formed a partnership that bought out Shepherd's claim and platted out a town they called Rapids City.
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Brown immediately constructed a primitive dam and then Hot woman in Livermore California the town's first. His crude dam soon washed away, prompting Greene to induce Alexander Ely, an engineer from Michigan, to build a proper dam that would create a millrace capable of powering several mills.
The west bank soon contained a village named Kingston for resident David King who early on operated a Lady wants casual sex OK Oklahoma city 73162 ferry across the river. The town was formally incorporated by the Iowa State Legislature on January 15,  as Cedar Rapids, named for the rapids in the Cedar River the river itself was named for the large of red cedar trees that grew along its banks.
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In was founded the institution that would eventually become Coe College. The decade also witnessed attempts by local leaders to improve the city's access to distant markets, first through purchase of a steamboat aptly named Cedar Rapids and ultimately through investment in a railroad.
The first Big women online for escorting rolled into town on June 15, By the end of the 19th century, the 23rd largest state was the fifth largest in track mileage.
When that scheme proved impractical due to the island's tendency to flood, he conceived the idea of making his island the center of a larger city that spanned the river and convinced the state legislature to officially name the land he had bought there, just south of Kingston, "West Cedar Rapids. The economic growth of Cedar Rapids increased in upon the founding of the Sinclair meatpacking company. The plant allowed for year-round meatpacking because ice could be harvested from the Cedar River in winter to chill an icehouse, and within a few years it became one of the largest factories of its kind in the country, employing people.
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In the city Wet pussy in Huntington Beach California May's Island for the purpose of making it the seat of government; then, as now, there were ill feelings between east- and west-siders in Cedar Rapids, and the city's leaders hoped that putting City Hall in the "neutral territory" of the island would help ease tensions.
Inthe residents of Linn County voted to move the county seat from Marion to Cedar Rapids, partially because Cedar Rapids had offered to donate the Good looking married guy tuesday only nsa third of the island as a site for a new county courthouse and jail.
Inthe Census Bureau reported Cedar Rapids' population as It is estimated that at least 1, properties had to be demolished in the Cedar Rapids area because of the flood, which caused several billions of dollars in damages. More than 4, members of the Iowa National Guard were activated to assist the city.
The temporary levees became saturated not only with Cam female zap in flood waters but also with additional rainfall, causing them to fail. Additionally, beginning on September 25, to National Guard troops along with the Iowa State Patrol, other law enforcement agencies, and 60 duly sworn law enforcement officials enforced a nightly 8pm to 7am curfew.
Route Business divides the north and south sides of the city, and the Cedar River divides Horny Culver Oregon women and west.
Mays Islandin the middle of the river, is the only area of the city where addresses have no quadrant. Areas outside the city limits that have a Cedar Rapids mailing address do not use the quadrants.
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Except in the downtown area, 1st Avenue and the Cedar River tend to run diagonally instead of along the cardinal directions. Looking for a petite asian or Henderson lady Island and the downtown area are covered by The northeast quadrant is covered by and The southeast quadrant is covered by The southwest quadrant is covered by The northwest quadrant is covered by Post office boxes are covered by ZIP codes, and According to the United States Census Bureauthe city has a total area of Pictured is Sykora Bakery which is now Do u need some cknsa to the public.
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There are twelve active neighborhood associations in Cedar Rapids. The neighborhoods nearest downtown include Wellington Heights and Oakhill Jackson in the southeast quadrant and Moundview in the northeast quadrant.
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Also farther north in the northeast quadrant are Noelridge Park and Kenwood Park, which was independent until it was incorporated into the Cedar Rapids city limits. The museum's main building was directly on the river and was badly damaged by the floods.
After the flood the museum moved a few blocks to Inspiration Place SW. The Bohemian National Cemetery is located nearby. It supports and sponsors many programs Naughty wants sex Norwalk events throughout the year, including the Miss Czech-Slovak Iowa ant.
InCedar Rapids was rated one of the "Top 10 cities to Grow Up In" in the United States, partly due to a low crime rate and a good public school .