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Ames, Colorado
Ames and the Ilium Valley
Ames and the Ilium Valley
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County San Miguel
8,720 ft (2,658 m)
Time zone UTC-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.


Ames is located at 37°51′22″N 107°49′52″W / 37.85611°N 107.83111°W / 37.85611; -107.83111 (37.864, -107.881).

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