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July 2017

River-Cade Festival

The Port of Sioux City has long been a crossroads for shipping, commerce and transportation. The first steamboat up the Missouri arrived in June 1856. Just one year later in 1857, seventy boats would travel “up river,” outnumbering those on the Mississippi. During the next century, the Missouri River would serve as a vital avenue for industry and transportation while also offering a popular place for recreation and tourism. More recently, 1964 was a landmark year for the industry and…