Effort to build flood protection along the Cedar led to legal fight in early 1900s
TIME MACHINE: The idea for piggybacking – hauling semitruck trailers on flatbed train cars – might have been spawned in the late 1800s with the circus trains that crisscrossed the country. Some of the flatbed cars on those trains carried circus vehicles “piggyback” style.
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By Jessica and Rob Cline, - The History Center
History Jun. 21, 2022 7:59 am102d ago
Author Peter D. Looney described the pool at the city’s first YMCA, at First Avenue and First Street: “The marble swimming pool was beautiful, but the water temperature was notoriously frigid due to its source -- the Cedar River flowing past its back door.”