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Ames Daily Tribune and Evening Times (Newspaper) - September 29, 1928, Ames, Iowa Diamond Jubilee edition anniversary Section Ames daily Tribune and evening times volume la games Iowa saturday september 29, 1928. Page seventeen Mes is founded in 1864 two state commissioners establish county seat m a sea Chusett capitalist gives new Church Bell to first congregationalists Roland begins As Trade Post Early in 1873 Sheffield Village is an Early rival in Howard Roland not surveyed until 18x1, it became established eight years previous As a Trad Center for Howard township. It was preceded by Little Village of sheikh so neat present Sheffield cemetery levers Miles South West of Roland it w. Ballard. An Early Pioneer once told of Hilt Fieh unit it her Village which was Laid out a Bihi i four Miles Hest of Roland Oil Loc k dues of first r oui i of Ion a Railroad on october 81, is known us Minneapolis i Ami is brightened Prospe towns and it a piled with a depot Postoff a express office and Tele i graph office. Jonas dues was Ila Ann postmaster who continued i in offi a for Many years. H e. Carpenter was Pioneer station agent. The Boa i to Man Creamery was established about Isis and began manufacture of butter in Large quantized. A tile factory was stall j and about saute time and turned out 200,00� tiles and 150,000 i bricks in a season. Has legend name name Roland unusual and 1 easy to spell was suggested by John Cven Aon in memory of a r or i Tain i. Dendary character of Cia Dent not was Lacob Erickson enter a Lam on which town is located june 14. 1855. As norwegian a a migrations increase Iii size a to Range movement arose with result that Norway Grange. No. 218, was established. This was followed by Orange store in june 187.1. Jonas Duea was its proprietor. With him Wert associated John eve anon Baul Thompson and Abel Meson. The f08toffice was secured May 4. 1870, with Jonas Duea As its first Nasby. A three into tax voted on december 3. 1880. Brought tie new railway from Marshalltown to Story City. Then 30 acres on South Side of track were platted for Tow it. However Jacob Erickson owner had died before Railroad reached Roland and ensuing settlement of estate delayed official recognition of plat until March 1883. A hardware store was first on continued on Page 21 founders of Nevada ill. E. Alderman Early settlers in Ames founds Nevada in of tuber 1853 Lee county Emigrant favors site of new town a lilt Theodore e and Hannah Alderman founders of Nevada o i 63. One daughter mrs. J. A. Mills of Nevada still lives j Cabin of Alderman was first on site of co Doffer la. The log Only seat it Green a few Story c Nevada. It epoch tor it if Nevada. La is i ii Siber la. 1813 and Hannah will i Intuit to feet to Walls a when sea tie ret june a Tevious was to be i it curiosity As a reminder of r to when Theodore by Alii i Luau. Flush Imie a i ii Security moved new leg Cabin 16x20 make i. To Tiivi its rough Moneer Home. G became known thru ter i ii ight Rhoods in that county seat jul cd a pardonable. To Wriede it would ii town was named for donor Oakes Ames who was interested in promotion of railroads for West Railroad fortunes donation of a Sweet toned Church Bell and an appreciative re in it use by grateful congregation Are primary reasons Why largest town in county now bears name of a tues. The first inference made concerning naming of new Iowa which had been practically created by coming of Railroad to Western part of county from Nevada was made in Nevada Aegis october 19, i it. 4. The Short paragraph read As follows live Railroad company As we learn have determined to locate their next depot to West of Nevada at a Point on Squaw Fork near sheriff Hoggatt s farm. What name it will Bear we have not Learned hut suggest highly appropriate Oue of a ditto which has already Sanction of common usage in these part. Story co. Law makers of 1878 county officer of 50 years ago were w. H. Gallup senator Frank Curtiss representative for forty third District j. P. Hays auditor Jay a. King treasurer i. L. Smith clerk of courts o. K. Hill recorder j. F. Gillespie sheriff l. B. Baughman county superintendent of schools j. W. Boggess Coroner a h. Mitchell Surveyor j. A. Mills Deputy treasurer d. A. Bigelow supervisor for 1878. Ashurst gives Way to Zearing a local cd a number i hand v to ii i pointed by Mark i w he h Anion 1 Dor a t a i Quot a a. From Lee county who new i own Laid but in lug a a Abl location 13 superintendents govern schools of county since 1871 thirteen served to a i John taking from 187� sors a Ivaa Stipel intern so 11 of in of was for Hutu 1871. Follow tis it t ii a a \ e county of. Only october 1881 a traveler might have scratch j a Hilt head and questioned his Cabin oars in �?T82 upon arriving i Cape Zearing and discovering name j1 Arne Ashur a on depot. However a Ashurst. Which was a name promoted by Railroad company j succumbed for Lack of usage and Zearing became known far and wide As them a town in Lincoln township. Settled late Northeast pert of Story county a last to he settled not for any reason of inferior soil or Topography but mainly because emigrants had entered from Boti East and West i i building bites was naturally aroused. Of citizens were on commissioners a state legislature i off 8�-acre plot on a to be county seat. Iii. E spectators was thou Alderman a Young Farmer was seek for a new n some enterprising Settle mrs. Yntela o. D Iff right in woman w o bought th., land for file of Ames. So. Is reputed to have told Pioneer Farmers in this locality that she was buying land for an Uncle Iii East who wanted to come to Iowa to Lake up farming in reality a Uncle a was North Western Railroad. Alexander Duff left husband of redoubtable Cynthia once land which now is Longshot Dairy farm. It was part of original Purchase from Samuel fiesta Ltd. First nuptials in county takes Ames reside Here thew was not even a log to Grace Prairie land when commissioners Alderman by. The territory so he tit at he returned following september for til lot Sale. With his whet of savings be purchased two lots in Southwest portion of present courthouse grounds. He engaged j Squire j. P. Robinson of Iowa j Center neighbourhood to haul j logs for what was to to first log Cabin in Nevada. The Little Structure was soon j enlarged until it had a floor space i of 32x40 feet in it Hie Alder i Man s spent Winter of �?T53 and. .54, furnishing provisions for sides and they had staked out 18ettterg an j providing emergency quarters for travellers who then next soon after they Iliad crossed Boundary line. R Shane he to pass that Way to for a Long time county John Mcclain arrived a. K Webb. 1871472. J la. Flanks 1872-1875. C. Ii. Hall let 1876 1877. L. B. Baughman. 1878-1881. Ole Roe 1882-1892. J. F. Reed 1892-1895. Georg Phillips 18964899. Fred Hansen. 1900-1906. I j. Weld in 1910. I. J. Scott Mo-1912. Mantle Wakefield 1912-1922. George h. Kellogg. 1922. Residents referred to a Stine j Spring to build a tavern at grazing territory Quot in Northeast Corner of Chestnut Street at first Corner taking in most of Lincoln Avenue North. His hotel establish a Richland and Warren townships. 0 \ Nevada its first full fledged Zearing wag Laid out As a town town in county boasting a i in october in 1881 and was incur j store and a hotel. Early Nevada hotel j operated in 183 with a. Williams i As its first mayor. It was re1�?T. A creation of Railroad As a Nail j not been a Community Center j like Nevada and Iowa Center pre Vious to coming of Iowa Central now Minneapolis and St. Louis. Clark enters site a nonresident. Chester b. Lark entered site aug. 20, continued on Page 21 after 60 years first couple to be married in Ames Over 60 years ago Are still living today at 915 ret. Logg Avenue As oldest couple in City. The marriage rites were performed by Dan Mccarthy on March 8, 1868, in a room Over Chris Sorenson a meat Market now Home bake shop. There was no minister of gospel in town at time so Mccarthy was detailed to act As marrying clergy. The nuptials were or. Eli b. Cramblit Ohio native and miss Mary Jane Nichols who was born in new York in 1844 pair reside today in their Home which they have occupied for 40 years from which they have played a hand in development of Ames since late �?T60�?Ts. They were married about a year after doctor Cramblitt a arrival in Iowa. After county seat had been properly located a or. Barns to Ames Surveyor from Polk county platted Nevada into 49 blocks including three separate half blocks for Public purposes. In later years me residents had Many occasions to regret arrangement of these three half blocks North half of present City Park me North half of pres continued on Page 20 did you know that tin first car that appeared in is supposed to Hay been one owned by Montgomery Ward and company and exhibited Here for one Clay Only. It was an electric machine which was expected to make a trial run from local North Western depot to College and return but it completely failed its Pilot on first Lap and had to be hauled in with a team. Judge s name Joseph Story makes self famous Joseph Story famous Jurist for 20 years in supreme court of United states is Man for whom Story county is named. It has been a subject of wonderment that name of a great judge who favored Liberal construction off Deral authority and one of leading federalists should be bestowed upon one of new townships in Iowa when he legislative Assembly doing naming was to strongly democratic. Indian chiefs precedent to naming of Story county most of counties had Bien christened in Honor of Demoi rat senators of Iowa native Indian chiefs or Veteran leaders of revolutionary War. But on june 13, 1846, legislative Assembly of state set apart a portion of then county of Benton to wit townships 82, 83. 84. And 85 of ranges 21, 22, 23. And 24, West of fifth p. I Iowa. To be county of Story. Ai this Linn however. Story Conn a to did not function As an Independent unit As its Interior was entire-1 by unoccupied by settlers. Famous line Hustle Story was born in Marblehead mass. Sept. Is. 1779 und died in Cambridge mass., in continued on Page 21 Story county has 13 consolidated school buildings with 13 consolidated schools. Story county ranks at top for numbers among counties of state. Only Buena Vista has i As Many such schools for a county of same size As Story and Woodbury is Only one which has More consolidated schools but it is a larger county. To Mamie Wakefield county superintendent from 1912 to 1922. Goes most of credit for consolidated system. Bhe was very Active in promoting building of that system in prefer Elit e to scattered Rural build a Ings. The towns and townships which have erected consolidated school j buildings Are i Collins Colo Fernald Gilbert Huxley Kelley Maxwell Mccallsburg Milford North Grant Roland. J Shipley and Zearing. �?.o>-. Four men teach on first i. S. C. Staff first faculty of Iowa slate i College consisted of a. S. Welch i president g. W. Jones professor i of mathematics t. S. Townsend professor of practical agriculture and zoology and a. F. Foote pro i Feasor of chemistry. I when institution opened its doors for first time a total of 173 students answered oppor Tunley. Chis number is considerably smaller than tile number attending Ames High school today. I exact meaning of word a ditto is not Clear at least historical accounts have failed to preserve its meaning. I utilising town at any rate Village was promising from beginning and when congregationalists built first Church there congressman Oakes Ames from Massachusetts manifested his interest in new town by giving a Bell to Church. Or. Ames was a financier and statesman who was closely associated with John i. Blair in promotion of railroads thru tie Western territories. He was a Man noted for his liberality Aud appreciation who was intensely interested in securing for pioneers new method of transportation Aud it is Only natural that or Blair should Nam for his associate and Friend one of most promising Railroad towns along North Western. Make Resolution upon receipt of new Bell congregational society of Ames declared a Resolution which was published and sent to or. Ames it read As follows a whereas thru kindness Aud disinterested liberality of Hon. Oakes a tues of Massachusetts we Are recipients of a first class Church Bell therefore be it resolved that we. Desiring to express our appreciation of his continued remembrance and timely and appropriate gift do hereby j Manifest our gratitude for this j exhibition of Public spirit and generosity Aud Lender to him our i sincere thanks for this Rug wifi sent present and be it further resolved that these resold dons be published in Story i continued on Page 21 first churches in Ames Village of Ames Back in 1875 a. turn. In a a a main Street in Cambridge. It was Over this same ground a Early emigrants traversed when they sought a fording place along treacherous Skunk River. The old Hutchins House above served travelling Public Iii Nevada Lee Minn years Story hotel was built on same ground in j 1926. To right is old Cumberland presbyterian Church of i Nevada. I a _ a a a i main Street in Colo i a Barly Ames churches. At left in distance can he seen first congregational Church next is second methodist Church built Here and in foreground is first Baptist building Alt were equipped with familiar Bell which pealed out hour every sunday morning in Pioneer Days. Run nov nil i Ltd Al no ea3t a a a first town in it St Point y Quot a quote a go s 11 Waal Quot it Ltd Hack in 1875 when this sketch was made Ames was truly a Village. As can be seen above Small number of houses indicates t it Tilv pm id of Vuu three churches can to easily identified along Kellogg Avenue Aud beyond them was old North sch now site of Etta Budd residence at 804 Kellogg. The i to buildings at lower right were saw Mills. The Octagon House win stands West of lower Mill can be seen today just off Duff Avenue on South second

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