70 years ago this week, Hy-Vee opened a supermarket in Campustown, just a block from Friley Hall and the first place in Ames with automatic doors.
"On Tuesday of last week, notices were posted to the effect that all persons connected with the college must either be vaccinated or leave the school by Friday, Nov. 15th. This order was issued on account of the outbreak of several smallpox cases in various parts of the campus, making it appear as though there might be a general outbreak of smallpox over the entire college. Consequently on Wednesday morning there was a rush of students to the hospital to be vaccinated."
In spring 1916, the illustrator for the Iowa State Student, drew the 13-part series “Inconsistencies of College Life” about contradictions in dating, academics, and coursework.
In 1970, on the eve of VEISHEA weekend, thousands of ISU students and staff and local residents marched against the Vietnam War and Kent State massacre.
‘Campustown’ Is New Name Of South Side"Campustown" is the new name for the South Side business section. A contest, conducted recently by the merchants of the Fourth ward, resulted in the selection of this name for the Lincoln way business district.Ford K. Edwards, freshman electrical engineering student, and John N. Thurber, enrolled in Ames high … Continue reading 1922: Campustown gets its name