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The Mini-mini-Apple

Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2007.

Facilitator Jenna Weiss-Berman ventured out of Omaha and took the road less traveled to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Known as a mini-Minneapolis, which is, in turn, called a mini-Big Apple, Jenna encountered rolling waterfalls just one mile outside of the downtown district. The Falls (pictured above), the namesake for Sioux Falls, are initially what attracted settlers to the area just as the Hudson River had with New York.

Upon entering the Falls gift shop, Jenna found none other than Mitra Bonshahi, traverser of the Great Plains (above, sporting a South Dakota-made buffalo hat).

As they returned to downtown Sioux Falls, the booth awaited them in front of the Washington Pavillion of Arts and Sciences (above), ready to capture the stories of America’s Heartland.

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