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Miscellaneous References and Mentions

While our initial data about Ames came from various goverment sources (GNIS, FIPS), we also found mention of Ames in various books, maps and other sources. When we find a mention, a fact or snippet, we add that information to our Gazetter.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Ames. We hope that they will be useful to you.

Ames is contained in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

From that list:

The Ames post office opened in 1878 and had closed by 1989.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Ames:
Services available in 1895: had a Post Office, a Railroad Station, a Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ames. See our Misc Page for Ames for more information.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ames. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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