Time Machine

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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Time Machine: The case of the out-of-wedlock daughter in Marion

Margaret Lucile Granger was the middle child in the home of Earl and Dora Granger of Marion. Her father indulged her, and reports of her parties regul ...

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Time Machine: Mead Flats go from thoroughly modern to eyesore and back again

John J. Mead was distribution superintendent for the Cedar Rapids Gas Light Co. in 1913 when he decided to build a modern apartment building on the ea ...

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Time Machine: Dvorak’s summer in Iowa

Bits of information about famous people were as popular in the 1890s as they are now. An item about Antonin Dvorak appeared in papers nationwide - in ...

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