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Cedar Rapids,

city (1990 pop. 108,751), seat of Linn co., E central Iowa, on the Cedar River; inc. as a city 1856. The second largest city in Iowa, it is named for the surging rapids in the river. It is a commercial and industrial city as well as a distribution and rail center for an extensive agricultural area. Manufactures include food and beverages, electrical equipment, machinery, and metal and plastic products. Coe College and Mt. Mercy College are there. Of note are the city's Masonic Library (1884); an art museum with a collection by the artist Grant WoodWood, Grant,
1891–1942, American painter, b. Anamosa, Iowa, studied Art Institute of Chicago and in Paris. He experimented with an impressionist style in Paris, but in Munich in 1928 he was decisively influenced by German and Flemish primitive painters, Memling in
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; the National Czech and Slovak Museum (1995); and Municipal Island, a strip of land in the main channel of the Cedar River, on which the municipal building and a neoclassical war memorial are located. In 2008 Cedar Rapids suffered the worst flooding in its history; roughly one seventh of the city was inundated. The Duane Arnold Energy Center, the first nuclear-powered generator in Iowa, is nearby.

Cedar Rapids


a city in the central USA, in Iowa; situated on the Cedar River. Population, 110,600 (1974); 163,000 including suburbs. Cedar Rapids is a transportation junction. Industry, which employs 25,000 persons (1972), features the manufacture of radioelectronic equipment and agricultural machinery and food processing, including meat canning and the production of milk. Cedar Rapids is a trade center.

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The Fresh Kills Landfill and Mount Trashmore--the landfill along the Cedar River below downtown Cedar Rapids which the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency calls Site 1- share common traits: Both are next to water; both offer great views of a city; and both have ambitions to be public parks.
It was installed at the Cedar Rapids bus terminal in 1983 and remained there until 2008 flooding upended it.
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ADM is significantly expanding its domestic ethanol production with new dry mills in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Columbus, Nebraska," said ADM senior vice president for corn milling and bioproducts Edward Harjehausen.
Suite 340, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401; 319/364-4460, 800/369-4460, FAX: 319/362-8094 Web site: www.
trustee of Mount Mercy College; president and trustee of the Brucemore Historic Site; beard member of the Iowa State Arts Council, the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission, and the Linn County Mental Health Association; member of the executive committee for the Friends of Baker Library at Dartmouth College; and member of the Cedar Rapids Country Club.
Cedar Rapids Brewing owner Rob Copenhaver came up with the name for Hanging Chad Ale, which contains a little bit of oatmeal and choice German and American malted barley.
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