You all ready for Summer in Sioux Falls? Wondering when the public outdoor pools open in 2019?
Whether you’re hungry while sick, caring for a child, or just plain feeling lazy, Sioux Falls has a wide selection of places that deliver food.[Read more…] about Best Restaurants in Sioux Falls that Deliver Food
After moving to Sioux Falls from Chicago 12 years ago, I’m still getting used to all of the new laws and ordinances for the city and South Dakota. After browsing through some of the ordinances, I was a little shocked by some of them. I think I might be guilty of violating a few of these. Here are some of the ones that stuck out as local ordinances you may not know about.
Sioux Falls is home to a lot of campers and people who like to fish. But the city ordinance forbid campers or boats to be parked on the street or on a driveway in front of your home for more than 48 hours. And that’s only allowed if you are cleaning them. [Read more…] about Why Can’t I Park my Camper or Boat on the Street?
During the Summer months of 1887, a man by the name of Ralph Jaybush kept pestering the Sioux Falls City Council about affixing addresses to buildings. Finally on July 2, action was taken. Ninth Street and Phillips Avenue was deemed the center of the city and the place where numbering would begin. It was also deemed that streets shall run East and West and avenues shall run North and South.
I contacted Daniel Neeves at Siouxland Libraries to assist me in learning about the history of some of the street names. He contacted the Sioux Falls Street Naming Committee. To my surprise, he found that there is no history maintained on street names.
Most street names are selected by the original land developer. Street names must satisfy specific criteria. If the criteria is satisfied, then the name is allowed. The City does not require an explanation of why the name was selected. Nor does the City maintain a history of why a private land developer selected the name.
Despite there being no official records on street names, I was able to research and find a few resources that detailed the origin of some street names in Sioux Falls. Here are a few.
Whether you’re visiting from out of town, want to entertain somebody, or just want something different, this list of best restaurants in Downtown Sioux Falls should help you find the right place.