Edie Hunter, graduate student in History at Iowa State University, will present "From Fair View to Parkview: The Battle to Save the Morris Farm from Involuntary Annexation."
As the population of Ames exploded in the post-WWII period, the city struggled to meet the demand for new housing. Capital, supplies, and labor were readily available - all the city needed was land on which to build. But when faced with the threat of involuntary annexation, Edward and Neva Morris resisted and the battle was on to save their beloved farm.
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