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    Ames 150

    Ames will be celebrating its sesquicentennial this summer around the 4th of July and it looks like there are a couple interesting bands that will perform live for the event. I think Robert Randolph and Buckwheat Zydeco would be pretty fun to see live. Sounds like some other good events as well.
    For some info on the event and the bands: http://ames150.com/events/

    Robert Randolph- If I had my Way


    Buckwheat Zydeco final episode of late night with Jimmy Fallon
    http://www.hulu.com/watch/594691


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    Re: Ames 150

    Didn't ISU celebrate 150 years in 2008 or something? Is the university actually older than the city? That can't be right.



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    Re: Ames 150

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Didn't ISU celebrate 150 years in 2008 or something? Is the university actually older than the city? That can't be right.
    ISU was founded in 1858 but it took a while for it to actually be a college... For example, the site in Story County wasn't even selected for ISU until 1859. The first class of students didn't come until 1868.

    Fun fact: Story County "won" as ISU's location over proposals from Marshall, Polk, Kossuth, and Johnson counties.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    ISU was founded in 1858 but it took a while for it to actually be a college... For example, the site in Story County wasn't even selected for ISU until 1859. The first class of students didn't come until 1868.

    Fun fact: Story County "won" as ISU's location over proposals from Marshall, Polk, Kossuth, and Johnson counties.
    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit



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    Re: Ames 150

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    ISU was founded in 1858 but it took a while for it to actually be a college... For example, the site in Story County wasn't even selected for ISU until 1859. The first class of students didn't come until 1868.

    Fun fact: Story County "won" as ISU's location over proposals from Marshall, Polk, Kossuth, and Johnson counties.
    I thought that Nevada had the choice of having a college (Iowa State) or being the county seat and they chose the county seat.



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    Re: Ames 150

    Yep, Iowa State was founded before the platting of Ames


    Last edited by cyclone87; 06-02-2014 at 04:27 PM.

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    Re: Ames 150

    The headline bands are pretty solid for this event and they're free, definitely something to check out if you're in or around Ames this summer. Also will be an enhanced fireworks display and 4th of July parade, along with many other events.



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    Re: Ames 150

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post
    I thought that Nevada had the choice of having a college (Iowa State) or being the county seat and they chose the county seat.
    I've heard the same thing about Marshalltown. I'm guessing those are wive's tales.



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    Re: Ames 150

    I had always heard that it came down ro Ames and Marshalltown and MTown chose the veterans home over the university.



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    Re: Ames 150

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post
    I thought that Nevada had the choice of having a college (Iowa State) or being the county seat and they chose the county seat.
    That could still be true. I am not an expert at ISU history but I do know that the legislature gave the school to Story County. How the county decided that it would end up in Ames over Nevada or anywhere else is unknown to me.



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    Re: Ames 150

    I'll be really disappointed if these guys don't perform:




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    Re: Ames 150

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    That could still be true. I am not an expert at ISU history but I do know that the legislature gave the school to Story County. How the county decided that it would end up in Ames over Nevada or anywhere else is unknown to me.
    I've also heard that Cherokee was given the choice between ISU and the mental institution. No idea how true it is, but its interesting to think of where the university could have ended up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    That could still be true. I am not an expert at ISU history but I do know that the legislature gave the school to Story County. How the county decided that it would end up in Ames over Nevada or anywhere else is unknown to me.
    It wasn't in Ames. The town and the college were a couple miles apart with only a train connection for a long time.
    The Ames we know with ISU mixed in is nothing like the old days.


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    Re: Ames 150

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone87 View Post
    Ames will be celebrating its sesquicentennial this summer around the 4th of July and it looks like there are a couple interesting bands that will perform live for the event. I think Robert Randolph and Buckwheat Zydeco would be pretty fun to see live. Sounds like some other good events as well.
    For some info on the event and the bands: http://ames150.com/events/

    Robert Randolph- If I had my Way


    Buckwheat Zydeco final episode of late night with Jimmy Fallon
    http://www.hulu.com/watch/594691


    Robert Randolph and the Family Band are awesome. That video was a little goofy, but their musicianship is outstanding. His work on that double pedal guitar is incredible. Can't wait to see them again in person.



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