Ames History Museum Lecture Series

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Topic: Secessionitus in West Ames: The 4th Ward 'Independence Movement,' 1914-1920

Presenter: Douglas Biggs, Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Kearney 

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On October 20, 1916, a petition was filed in District Court declaring the intention of residents in the area south of the Iowa State campus to separate from Ames and become a separate town. Biggs will chart the beginning rumblings of this action in 1914, the complaints leveled at city leaders about inequities in services and the resolution of this colorful chapter in local history.  

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