When S. A. Bishop came to Cedar Falls in 1852, the woods from 5th Street to 7th Street were so thick with trees and bushes as to be almost impassible. In 1860, large fairgrounds were created west of Franklin Street, with the entrance at 6th and Franklin. My how things have changed since Cedar Falls was young! Roger Leavitt had this pamphlet printed in Cedar Falls in 1928. It is based on a presentation he gave to the Cedar Falls Reading Circle. If you are a regular visitor to the Rod Library's digital webpage, you will recognize the name of Roger Leavitt. He enjoyed creating a scrapbook of early Cedar Falls history, and visiting with the city's oldest residents.