"On February 6, 1919, at about 11:30 p.m., ten initiates of the Beta Fraternity at Iowa State College went out on a 'raiding expedition,' the purpose was to find a pig to expedite a planned pig roast. They caught a pig down on the Rockwood Farm, located about two miles south of the campus. It was never explained whether or not any of the ten Beta initiates involved in that expedition knew that it was Dean C. F. Curtiss's farm." (from: "Ames in Words and Pictures: Book Two" by Farwell T. Brown, p. 119). The College of Agriculture's Dean Curtiss's farm was located on South State Street and is today owned by Iowa State University. The ISU Press operation and warehouse is today  on this property.