By Douglas L. Biggs,Gloria J. Betcher

Ames begun 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 varsity to town in 1891, a cooperative spirit emerged that exists to today. A wealthy heritage of achievements and colourful characters marks Ames's one hundred fifty years. One founding father commanded the 20 th US coloured Infantry within the Civil battle, whereas a accomplice veteran served as commander of the Iowa kingdom university corps of cadets. Physicists at Iowa nation collage built the uranium refinement approach for the 1st atomic bomb and validated the Ames Laboratory, the smallest US division of power nationwide Laboratory. businesses like Collegiate production made fabric for the warriors in global struggle II, and Kingland platforms now stands between worldwide leaders in reference information software program. Ames's companies, voters, and associations, prior and current, have created a wealthy group historical past for a colourful, 21st-century city.

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