Cedar Rapids at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
City (pop., 1996 est.: 113,000), E Iowa. It was settled in the 1830s next to rapids of the Cedar River, used as a source of water power; its original name was Rapids City. With the coming of the railroads, it developed as a grain and livestock market. Neighboring Kingston was annexed in 1870, and Kenwood Park in 1926. Its manufactures include electronic equipment and farm machinery. It was the home of the artist G. Wood.