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Henry May: Ames’ First School Teacher (1829-1919)
October 7, 2020

Henry May: Ames’ First School Teacher (1829-1919)

Henry May is known as the first teacher of Ames Schools. Originally from Connecticut, May came to Ames in the spring of 1866 when the population was reported to have been 100. He bought 11.5 acres of bare prairie for $346.20 on the land that is now Mary Greeley Medical Center between 9th and 13th Streets and Douglas and Duff Avenues. He built one of the first houses in the area. 

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