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Ames Monument
21 Jan 2013
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This 60-foot tall pyramid of native granite once stood at the highest point (8,247 feet) on the route of the Union Pacific Railroad. Since the railroad’s relocation, the monument towers over the surrounding plains and can be easily accessed from Interstate 80. Completed in 1882 at a cost of $65,000, the monument honors Oakes and Oliver Ames, businessmen and politicians who were largely responsible for the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

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