Andrew Thompson was born February 14, 1884 at the town of Ellsworth, Iowa. He and Zeta Holt were married in Nashua, Iowa, at the Little Brown Church on December 21, 1921. The Thompsons farmed south of Iowa Falls and in 1929 purchased 20 acres of property north of the city where they operated the Scenic City Silver Fox Farms and rented cabins. Twenty-four pens were erected and 20 pairs of the foxes, native to a solitary island in the St. Lawrence River, were sold. The foxes were considered rare and their furs were supposed to be quite valuable, but the business never achieved its promised success. The couple later changed the cabins to a motel and operated that business as the Scenic City Motel until 1960 when it was sold. Mr. Thompson held the first motel license in the state of Iowa. Mrs. Thompson, a 1920 graduate of Ellsworth College, was president of the Ellsworth College Board of Trustees from 1933 to 1946. The couple donated the bell tower on the Ellsworth campus. Mrs. Thompson died on March 2, 1962. The couple had no children. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Iowa Falls Lions Club and the Ellsworth College Board of Trustees. He moved to Fort Myers, Florida, in October of 1967. On November 4, 1967, he married Mrs. Agnes McDaniel at the McDaniel Ranch near Immokalee, Florida. Mr. Thompson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fort Myers and was honored as a 50-year Mason in 1975. Mr. Thompson died at Fort Myers, Florida, on November 1, 1981 at the age of 97. In his will he left a most generous gift to the Ellsworth College Foundation, which is symbolized each year by scholarships in his memory.