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Flashback: 50 Years Ago This Summer

In June 1968, the Linn-Mar Community School District announced the purchase of six acres of land at a cost of $7,413.
The land, in northeast Cedar Rapids, would become the site of the district’s fourth elementary school. (now there are seven)

Concept Drawing for Bowman Woods Elementary, Courtesy Cedar Rapids Gazette

Concept Drawing of Bowman Woods Elementary. Courtesy: Cedar Rapids Gazette

In August 1968, The Linn-Mar School Board voted to name the new building Bowman Woods Elementary, to coincide with the new neighborhood under development around the property.

The school opened to students on August 25, 1969, for the start of the 1969-70 school year.