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Incorporated as a town in 1849 and then reincorporated as a city in 1856, Cedar Rapids has never stopped progressing. It earned its place as the second-largest city in Iowa through continuous attention to innovative growth and development of where people work and live. Images of Modern America: Cedar Rapids highlights modern-day Cedar Rapids, focusing on changes and events from around 1960 to the earliest years of the 21st century. This "City of Five Seasons," now building anew with respect for its history, continues to move forward with increasing business, cultural, and recreational opportunities for the entire community.