Mayors of Ames: C. E. Turner

Lifespan:              1820-1896

Term as Mayor:    1871-1872

Profession:            Lawyer

Interesting Facts:

  • The City of Ames incorporation was complete
  • The City Council began to have a meeting room and "Order of Business"
  • A city ordinance stated that firecrackers were not allowed in the city
  • Chickens were no longer allowed to run at large
  • Onondaga (now Main Street) was improved from Kellogg to Burnett
  • A bond issue of $1,000 passed to pay for the bridge over the Skunk River on the Nevada road (Highway 30)