Small towns in Siouxland, Elk Point

18 Jul

This is a probably a theme I return to often when writing on my blog. The Siouxland area is vastly populated with small towns, hamlets and unincorporated areas that were thriving communities in another era. But today, some are more thriving than others. And some are thriving, but maybe not to the extent at their founding fathers and current leaders would like. But the crystal ball never really gives up its secrets where the future is concerned.

Elk Point, South Dakota, is a small community across the state line from Iowa and across the Big Sioux River. It is in small communities that many people like to raise their families. Low crime, you know your neighbor and kids can be kids without the harsh realities of larger cities. And it harkens to that rose colored glass look at what life was like in those “simpler” times. Although simpler today was probably not simpler then.

jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

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