Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state of South Dakota and the county seat of Minnehaha County. It has a population of about 124,000 people.
Sioux Falls was originally laid out near the Big Sioux River. Today, Sioux Falls is located at the junction of I-90 and I-29.
A number of indian tribes inhabited this area near the Big Sioux River before the Europeans settled the area. A number of burial mounds left by these tribes can be found in the areas around Sioux Falls.
Railroads arrived in Sioux Falls in the 1880’s resulting in a population boom. In the 1890’s however, city was overtaken with a grasshopper plague and a national depression. The towns growth halted for a decade.
In 1909 the John Morrell meat packing plant brought business to Sioux Falls. And a military base increased the growth of the community during World War II in 1942. In 1981, Citibank relocated its primary credit card center from New York to Sioux Falls.
Ghosts and Paranormal Events:
Visitors to the Washington Pavilion have reported hearing disembodied footsteps and feelings of uneasiness and of being watched.
The Shadowlord (1998). The Shadowlands Haunted Places Indexs: South Dakota. Retrieved January 24, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/south_dakota.htm
Wikipedia (2011). Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sioux_Falls,_South_Dakota
301 S. Main St. Sioux Falls SD South Dakota United States