Sioux Falls To Acknowledge Dubious Honor
July 7, 2009, 8:49 AM
The Sioux Falls City Council has decided to preserve the city's reputation more than a century ago as a good place to get a divorce, but the decision wasn't unanimous.
The council voted 6-2 to place a historic marker downtown commemorating Sioux Falls as the "divorce capital of the nation" between 1877 and 1909, a moniker it obtained because of rules that made it easy for couples to get a divorce.
Monument supporters including Mayor Dave Munson say it's a part of Sioux Falls history.
Councilor Gerald Beninga was one of the two dissenting votes. He says it doesn't make sense to memorialize something so negative.
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