Sergent Floyd Monument Sioux City, IA

So, for all you history buffs out there.  Sergent Floyd was the only member of the Louis & Clark expedition to die on their expedition.  He actually didn’t make it very far.

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Ok, so he did make it pretty far.  I mean, they started out in St. Louis.  Either way, he died because his appendix burst.  So.  Of all the troubles Louis & Clark had with indians and so forth, Floyd was the only man they lost.  And it was to his appendix.  I’d say that’s pretty good, especially for as far they went.

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They actually buried him a little ways up river.  However, they really didn’t pick a good spot.  When they came back through on their way back to St. Louis, they found his grave dug up & disturbed, probably by wolves, and had to rebury the poor guy.  Lots later, when people decided to do something special for him, the river had all but washed away the spot.  So they moved him.  It was pretty neat to see the obelisk set up in his memory.  Evidently, it’s similar to that of the Washington Monument.

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While here we met up with “Dart Gun D”.  He, Handsome Hubby & Princess visited the Sergent Floyd Riverboat Museum.  C.J., E-Man, Super man & I played at the playground near by.

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They looked like they had fun.

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What do you think?

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And we had to get some famous Sioux City Sarsaparilla.

(Don’t worry, I didn’t know it was famous either.)

We still have a bottle, I think.

Maybe we should crack some open tonight?

May God knock your socks off!

Rachel

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