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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. while the Ames & collage Railway joined the varsity to town in 1891, a cooperative spirit emerged that exists to at the present time. A wealthy background of achievements and colourful characters marks Ames's one hundred fifty years. One founding father commanded the twentieth 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 country university constructed the uranium refinement strategy for the 1st atomic bomb and tested the Ames Laboratory, the smallest US division of strength nationwide Laboratory. businesses like Collegiate production made fabric for the warriors in international conflict II, and Kingland structures now stands between international leaders in reference info software program. Ames's companies, voters, and associations, previous and current, have created a wealthy neighborhood historical past for a colourful, 21st-century city.

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