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.
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.
The front page of the Iowa State Daily from 24 July 1969. The Daily only published on Thursdays during the summer, so coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing was three days after the event. The centerpiece story was a listing of the ISU alumni who were involved in the space race.
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.