Edgar Bergen dropped into a meeting in Cedar Rapids in1963 and used his hand to demonstrate his ventriloquism talent. Donations spiked 23 percent after his talk.
Robyn Ireland - for The Gazette People & Places Jan. 5, 2022 6:00 am270d ago
After owning the one-millionth Thunderbird manufactured by Ford Motor Co. for 36 years, Bob Peterson is donating it to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Joe Coffey - The Hisory Center
History Dec. 21, 2021 11:58 am284d ago
Women’s clothing went through an interesting transition in the 1890s. Big changes took place in how the clothes were made, bought and worn.
Homes and businesses of the Little Mexico neighborhood in Cedar Rapids were razed in the 1960s to build I-380 in Cedar Rapids. Dozens of immigrant families were displaced. The notion of erasing a non-white neighborhood to make way for progress is now seen through a different lens.