What travelers say
The aboriginals of this city were the Fox and Sac tribes who were basically hunters. Osgood Shepherd was the first permanent European settler in Cedar Rapids. The city was initially named as Rapids City, derived from the rapids on River Cedar; later, in 1848, it was changed to Cedar ... More Rapids.
With a population of approximately 120,700 residents, Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa. The packaging industry along with telecommunications forms the backbone of Cedar Rapids’s economy which thrives mainly on the enterprise of private individuals.
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