A city of southeast South Dakota on the Big Sioux River north of Sioux City, Iowa. First settled c. 1856, it was destroyed in the Sioux uprising of 1862 and reestablished as a military post in 1865. It is now the largest city in the state.
Sioux Falls Sentence Examples
An act of 1907, ratified by popular vote in the election of 1908, raised the term of residence under which a person could apply for divorce from six months to one year, and provided that all cases should be tried openly at the regular term of court; and since the passage of this law Sioux Falls has ceased to be notorious for its divorce colony from other states.
Charitable Institutions, &c. - The state maintains a school for the blind at Gary, a school for deaf mutes at Sioux Falls, a tuberculosis sanatorium at Custer, a general hospital for the insane at Yankton, a school for the feeble-minded at Redfield, a soldiers' home at Hot Springs, a reform school at Plankinton, and a penitentiary at Sioux Falls.
A children's home at Sioux Falls is partly under state control.
A settlement was made at Sioux Falls in 1856, but was abandoned about six years afterwards.
The inhabitants of the south of the territory held a convention at Sioux Falls in 1885, adopted a state constitution on the 3rd of November, and applied for admission into the Union.