Time Machine

Time Machine: Cedar Rapids Guard unit served on border, in World War I

Six veterans from Iowa's Company D, 1st Iowa Infantry, were still alive and able to attend the 50th anniversary of the Iowa National Guard unit on Mar ...

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Time machine: The history of governing Cedar Rapids

On the eve of city elections, let's look back at how Cedar Rapids has been governed in the past century-and-a-half.Cedar Rapids was incorporated in 18 ...

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Time Machine: Elks Club fire in Cedar Rapids

#x201c;Hundreds of Cedar Rapids Elks Club members were left to forage for their lunch and noontime nap in new pastures today as their lodge home smold ...

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Time Machine: Golf & games propelled Cedar Rapids entrepreneur to open Chapman’s Sports Center

What was once an open field - out beyond Cedar Rapids' first drive-in theater on the outskirts of southwest Cedar Rapids - became a destination for fu ...

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Time Machine: The 2 women who danced away the decades in Cedar Rapids

Edna Dieman and Julia Bennett were an institution in Cedar Rapids, where they taught dance to thousands of students for almost five decades, from 1951 ...

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Time Machine: History of the Klan in Iowa

With white supremacist rallies in the news and the recent picture of five teens in Creston wearing white hoods in front of a burning cross, it's perha ...

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Time Machine: Cedar Rapids factory produced variety of goods before its demolition in 1997

George A. Ohler manufactured furniture - and caskets - at a factory at Washington and Benton streets on the east side of the Cedar River in downtown C ...

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Time Machine: Iowa’s Oneota burial mounds provide glimpse of long-lost culture

The Oneota Indians were the ancestors of the Ioway, Oto, Winnebago and Missouri tribes in Iowa.Little is known of the tribe's origins, but the natives ...

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Time Machine: Iowa Windmill & Pump Co.

In 1890, a fast-growing Indiana company, Flint & Walling, opened a distribution center for its popular Star Wind Mills in Cedar Rapids. A year later, ...

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Time Machine: Prairie Moon Ballroom in Prairieburg, Iowa provided decades of dances

Rosie and Jim Brislawn opened a roller skating rink in Prairieburg in the early 1950s. It was built on the site where a grocery store, garage and stor ...

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Time Machine: The total solar eclipse of 1918

Total solar eclipses happen almost every year, but the shadows often fall on the ocean or less populated areas of the earth. They differ from annular ...

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Time Machine: The early years of the C.R. teacher headed to the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame

Jane Boyd, a #x201c;modern saint#x201d; who left her mark on Cedar Rapids and on the lives of countless women and children, will be posthumously induc ...

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First Czech president, family, at home in Cedar Rapids

Tomas G. Masaryk - the first president of Czechoslovakia - and his family had a long, personal connection to Cedar Rapids.Masaryk was a professor of p ...

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Time Machine: Enduring ‘City of Five Seasons’ motto replaced ‘Parlor City’ almost 50 years ago

A widely traveled business man in 1887 described Cedar Rapids this way: #x201c;There is a freshness, a vivacity, a newness - paint here, new houses th ...

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Time Machine: Teresa Dolezal Feldevert’s Black Angel

Stories swirl around the Black Angel in Iowa City's Oakland Cemetery, most of them based more in fantasy than fact. For instance, the angel never sail ...

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