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Ames, Story, Iowa, USA

"Ames, āmz, a post-village of Story co., Iowa, at a junction of branches of the Chicago & Northwestern Line of railroads, 105 miles W. of Cedar Rapids, and 37 miles N. of Des Moines. It has 5 churches, 2 banks, a news paper office, and manufactures of ploughs, wagons, farm, gates, &c. Ames is the seat of the Iowa State Agricultural College, founded in 1869. Pop. in 1890, 1276."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News 1913 - CHEMISTRY HALL AT AMES IS DESTROYED. LOSS AT IOWA STATE COLLEGE ESTIMATED AT $60,000 - THE CAUSE.
    Ames, March 26 - Fire here late yesterday destroyed the chemistry hall of the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The loss is...Read MORE...


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    View of Central Hall, Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa
  • 1916
    Ames, a banking city of Story co., Iowa, on the Chicago and Northwestern R., 105 miles W. of Cedar Rapids. It has manufactures of ploughs, wagons,...Read MORE...


  • 1922 - April 28 - WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's 1st licensed educational radio station

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  • News 1938 - COLLEGE DORMITORY WRECKED BY BLAZE.
    Ames, Iowa, April 11. - Eighty-one Iowa State College co-eds who lost their wardrobes and books when Margaret Hall, ornate women's dormitory, burned...Read MORE...


  • 1950 - February 21 - WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting

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  • News  1913 - CHEMISTRY HALL AT AMES IS DESTROYED. LOSS AT IOWA STATE COLLEGE ESTIMATED AT $60,000 - THE CAUSE.
    Ames, March 26 - Fire here late yesterday destroyed the chemistry hall of the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The loss is... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Ames, a banking city of Story co., Iowa, on the Chicago and Northwestern R., 105 miles W. of Cedar Rapids. It has manufactures of ploughs, wagons,... Read MORE...

  • 1922 - April 28 - WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's 1st licensed educational radio station
    historyorb.com
  • News  1938 - COLLEGE DORMITORY WRECKED BY BLAZE.
    Ames, Iowa, April 11. - Eighty-one Iowa State College co-eds who lost their wardrobes and books when Margaret Hall, ornate women's dormitory, burned... Read MORE...

  • 1950 - February 21 - WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
    historyorb.com

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