No one knows exactly how many times it's happened in the past 166 years, but safe to say the number has several zeroes on the end of it.
Ever since Sioux City (founded in 1854) and Sioux Falls (chartered in 1856) appeared on a map together people have been mixing up the exact locations of the two towns, which both sit along the Big Sioux River, 87 miles apart.
Standing Where South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota Meet
Wanna stand in three states at once? You can do just that at the Tri-State Iron Monument just outside the city of Valley Springs, South Dakota.
It's a simple monument, but it's neat to know so much history lies in the area. You just have to know where to look.
Have You Ever Explored the 'War Eagle Monument' on the South Dakota/Iowa Border?
Originally being from the Sioux City area, I grew up knowing about the War Eagle Monument perched on a bluff along I-29. There was at least one field trip for every kid in the area to the monument.
However, speaking with folks from Sioux Falls, they didn't seem to know what I was talking about. All they know about I-29 in Sioux City was that it was usually under construction.
When crossing into Iowa from South Dakota on I-29, look up!
A Survival Guide For Your First Winter in South Dakota
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the rest of the Sioux Empire (AKA southeastern South Dakota) are welcoming thousands of new residents every year.
Many of you new folks will be experiencing your first eastern South Dakota winter. While it doesn't usually get as bad as our Dakota friends up north, I speak from experience when I say it can get a little rough.