|All Roads Lead to The Big Mo (standard:non fiction, 652 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Nov 28 2013||Views/Reads: 2123/867||Story 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 Click here to read the rest of this story (45 more lines)
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