Iowa - Sioux City

by Kimp 27. October 2012 04:51
Souix City's location on the Missouri river made it the place to be in Iowa in the 1800's. There was lots of traffic on the river. A river boat carrying corn overturned and someone bought the ruined corn for next to nothing. They then bought 400 hogs and feed the corn to them. With the profit from that they started a very successful hog slaughter company. The hog and corn industry made a lot of people in Souix City wealthy, and as a result, they built beautiful Victorian Era homes. Many of those homes are still here and are still in great shape. [More]