By Douglas L. Biggs,Gloria J. Betcher

Ames all started as groups. At its founding in 1864, Ames Station, at the Chicago & North Western Railway's major line, lay miles east of Iowa Agricultural university, around the Squaw Creek. whilst the Ames & collage Railway joined the school to town in 1891, a cooperative spirit emerged that exists to at the present time. A wealthy heritage of achievements and colourful characters marks Ames's one hundred fifty years. One founding father commanded the twentieth US coloured Infantry within the Civil struggle, whereas a accomplice veteran served as commander of the Iowa kingdom collage corps of cadets. Physicists at Iowa nation collage constructed the uranium refinement strategy for the 1st atomic bomb and demonstrated the Ames Laboratory, the smallest US division of strength nationwide Laboratory. businesses like Collegiate production made fabric for the warriors in international warfare II, and Kingland platforms now stands between worldwide leaders in reference info software program. Ames's companies, voters, and associations, prior and current, have created a wealthy neighborhood historical past for a colourful, 21st-century city.

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