60 Years Later, 1949 Cyclones Coming to Ames
AMES, Iowa -- The year was 1949. Around the world, nations continued to rebuild in the aftermath of World War II. In September, the U.S. relinquished hold of its military occupation zone to the new government commonly known as West Germany. The Cold War was getting warmer with the creation of communist East Germany and the People's Republic of China, led by communist Mao Tse Tung.