I'm going to tell a story, a story that includes, a month other things, the different ethnic people that comprise Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with whom I interacted with while growing up, including a little of their history. There will be transitions in time throughout this book. First, going back to the Ice Age and how the area around Cedar Rapids was formed geologically. We will then go back to early denizens, French and other explorers. We'll discover when and how Cedar Rapids was founded, its early people, traders, settlers and farmers that followed. A Journal of an American City.