In 1893, Iowa State College became a part of the City of Ames.
104 years ago at 5 a.m. central time, World War I came to an end. Overnight, the draft ceased, holidays were declared, and celebrations were had across the United States. Here are the front pages of some central Iowa newspapers: The Des Moines Register: "The War Is Over"Ames Evening Times: "Right Has Conquered Might!"Ames Tri-Weekly … Continue reading 1918: WWI ends — front pages of Ames, Des Moines newspapers
In summer 1998, Cinemark's Movies 12 opened, becoming Ames’ largest movie theater.
In 1949, about a mile west of the Iowa State University campus, the Ranch Drive-In movie theater opened.
In 1996, North Grand Mall added four new stores and a new five-screen movie theater.