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All Roads Lead to The Big Mo (standard:non fiction, 652 words)
Author: JuggernautAdded: Nov 28 2013Views/Reads: 1604/533Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Missouri River is a lazy river slowly flows through Sioux City, Iowa bisecting into South Sioux City into Nebraska and Sioux City into Iowa. Big Sioux River bisects Sioux City into North Sioux City into South Dakota. Sioux City is a unique city since it
 



All Roads Lead to the Mighty Mo 

Subba Rao 

There is a saying that goes like you don't get a second chance 

to make a first impression.  This was very true when it comes to either 

pronouncing or spelling out the city name Sioux City in Iowa. Not many 

people even in the United States can spell Sioux City correctly from 

its pronunciation Sue City. Many others mispronounce as Sehox City from 

its correct spelling Sioux City.  Starting from its inception Sioux 

City had rough beginnings because of its location and from its name. 

The whole town was once submerged from river floods and then a huge 

fire burnt the down town. When it comes to its name, the airline city 

code for Sioux City is SUX pronounced as sucks. The federal aviation 

authority refuses to change the code SUX for Sioux City despite the 

repeated requests from the City Council. 

When President Jefferson sent an expedition under the 

leadership of Lewis and Clark to explore the Pacific West, the only 

member of the expedition sergeant Charles Floyd died on the banks of 

the Missouri River near what is today the Sioux City. Thus the name 

Floyd became a legend in the area for no reason at all except for his 

death not from fighting the Native Americans but from a stomach 

infection. A monument resembling Washington monument but on a smaller 

scale was built in honor of Sergeant Floyd is now a popular tourist 

attraction in Sioux City. 

There is nothing significance about Sioux City except for its 

name that is often misspelled and mispronounced until 1989 when an 

airliner was crash landed killing 111 people but because of the heroic 

help from the local volunteers 185 passengers were survived. Since then 

Sioux City is remembered at national level for the heroes that rescued 

185 passengers from a burning plane. 	The people of Iowa are known 

to be level headed and fair thus represent the psyche of the core 

values of  all Americans; no wonder why in electing the president of 

the country, the first primary elections always takes place in Iowa 

giving Iowans the chance to give their first impression of the 

presidential candidates. Every presidential candidate in Iowa primary 

elections knows that if they fail in Iowa, they won't get a second 

chance to make a first impression on the voters around the country. 

War Eagle, a member of Native American Sioux tribe apparently 

helped a French-Canadian businessman to build the first settlement in 


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