Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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Cedar Rapids is
the second largest city in Iowa after Des
Moines. It is the county seat of Linn
County, Iowa, United States. The population
was 120,758 at the 2000 census. It is the
county seat of Linn County. The city is
named after the Cedar River.
Cedar Rapids has been residence to famous
figures, including American artist Grant
Wood, the Wright Brothers, journalist and
historian William L. Shirer, writer and
photographer Carl Van Vechten, and Dr.
Alexander Lippisch. See also Notable natives
on this page.
A unique attribute of Cedar Rapids is that
its city hall and county courthouse are
located on Mays Island, an island on the
Cedar River running through the city. Paris,
France and Osaka, Japan are believed to be
the only other cities in the world to have
their municipal buildings located on an
island in a river.
Cedar Rapids is known as the City of Five
Seasons, where the fifth season is "a time
to enjoy." The symbol of the five seasons is
the Tree of Five Seasons sculpture in
downtown Cedar Rapids. The name "Five
Seasons" and representations of the
sculpture appear in many forms.
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