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When Did Real Estate Begin in Cedar Rapids?

March 11, 2012
City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States, cir...

Image via Wikipedia,Cedar Rapids about 1868


Real estate in Cedar Rapids really started in 1838, when notable charmer and reputed horse thief Osgood Shepherd arrived in what was soon to be our town. Pursued by Ohio vigilantes for his less than savory reputation, he set up a small cabin along the banks of the Cedar River. We don’t condone Mr. Shepherd’s activities prior to establishing our town, but he’s proof even the worst of us can, with a little effort, usually amount to something.


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