Ames, Colorado

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Ames, Colorado
Ames and the Ilium Valley
Ames and the Ilium Valley
Coordinates: 37°51′53″N 107°52′56″W / 37.86472°N 107.88222°W / 37.86472; -107.88222Coordinates: 37°51′53″N 107°52′56″W / 37.86472°N 107.88222°W / 37.86472; -107.88222
Country United States
State Colorado
CountySan Miguel
Elevation8,720 ft (2,658 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)970

Ames is an unincorporated community in San Miguel County, Colorado, United States. Ames is the site of the world's first system to generate and transmit alternating current electricity for industrial purposes (mining), the Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant.

Geography[edit]

Ames is located at 37°51′53″N 107°52′56″W / 37.86472°N 107.88222°W / 37.86472; -107.88222 (37.864, -107.882).[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ames". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.