BILL RIPP, YOUR AMES HIGH TOUR HOST
1975 STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT GAME VS. IOWA CITY HIGH, WITH THE LATE JERRY PERTERSON AND KERRY FERGUSON IN ACTION
THE OLD HICKORY PARK ON EAST LINCOLN WAY
An adventurous young sailor tests his skill in front of Hilton Coliseum after flood waters overtake the grounds along Lincoln Way. Two inches of rain fell in an hour on the evening of June 26, 1975 on top of ground already saturated by 13 inches of rain that month, causing the worst flooding Ames had seen in 57 years. There was no known loss of life but many businesses on South Duff were affected and over 400 cars left in the parking lot of the Maple-Willow-Larch resident halls had to be pulled from the flo
THE FORMER WELCH JUNIOR HIGH BECAME THE AMES MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND IS NOW JUST A MEMORY.
THE FORMER HIGH SCHOOL AND CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH IN OUR DAY, STILL ALIVE AS THE AMES CITY HALL
SOME OF OUR CLASSMATES AS MEMBERS OF THE 1974 BASKETBALL TEAM
THE NORTH GRAND MALL IN ITS HEYDAY
THE RANCH DRIVE-IN, LONG GONE...
20th CENTURY BOWLING ALLEY, GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEM
1970-8th GRADE CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH WHIRLWINDS, IDENTIFIED COURTESY OF MIKE SWAN:
All left to right -- front row, Dean Olson, Brad Allison, Bill Dirks, Mark Bogenrief, Chris Jones, Mike Swan, Ovel Sanchez, Jim Sprowell, Chris Untrauer.
Second row, Dean Brentnall, Jim Schattauer, Bill Nichols, Dave Daulton, Dave Clark, Kurt Knutson, Tom Nutty, Mark Bunker, Jeff Lumsdon, Brent Harl.
Third row, Kent Kenyon, Craig Lutz, Joe Allen, Joe Heaney, Jeff Whitmer, Jeff Waters, Glen Sailsbury, Walt Stark, Jerry Peters
LOTS OF CLASSMATES IN THIS 1974 LITTLE CYCLONE BAT GIRLS PHOTO
AN "ANIMAL SECTION" BUTTON, ARTWORK BY CHRIS PERRIN OF COURSE
A favorite AHS teacher, John Forssman
7TH GRADE CLASS FROM ST, CECELIA'S...
WHY IS DAVE TIMMONS THE ONLY ONE WHO DOESN'T HAVE TO TILT HIS HEAD, AND WHAT IS MY BROTHER PAUL LAUGHING AT?
L TO R FROM TOP: NANCY BENDICKSEN, PAUL ZMOLEK, DENISE WASSEL, JOHN CALLAHAN, MARTHA SCHNEIDER, TOM BEATTY, DONNA FINNEGAN, RICK MATT, CLARICE WHETSTONE, RITA TERRONES, MIKE NOSTWICH, JANET MILLIGAN, GARY LONG, KRIS BURKE, TIM CARLSON, FAYE WEST, DOUG PALMER, KATHY SULLIVAN, GLEN CATUS, BARB REECE, MIKE TAMOGLIA, ROSA GRAUPERA, TOM MOLDENHAUER, NANCY GREENWOO
A GREAT THEATER
ALL THAT IS LEFT OF THE OLD COPPER DOLLAR
THE BATTLE FOR THE TOP AT CARR'S POOL
THE AMES THEATER IN CAMPUSTOWN
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY BACK IN THE DAY
AMES PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN’S DIORAMA, STILL THERE TODAY
AERIAL VIEW OF DOWNTOWN AMES 1976
ANOTHER GREAT AERIAL VIEW OF DOWNTOWN AMES AS WELL AS LINCOLN WAY AND GRAND AVENUE INTERSECTION AREA. NOTE OLD AHS ROUNDHOUSE ON MID LEFT SIDE, EAST OF THE DOT