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The “Bottoms” of Sioux City: Vibrant Sioux City Neighborhoods 

From the 1889s through the 1950s, Sioux City’s “southside” and “eastside” were vibrant, culturally mixed working-class neighborhoods. These two areas eventually became known as the South and East Bottoms. Immigrants and cultures from all over the world made their homes in these Sioux City areas. With them, of course, came their religions (various church styles), foods (various grocery stores), occupations and neighborhood “flavors.” Today, these rich and varied Bottoms live on in the memories of many Sioux Cityans. The Sioux City Public Museum’s Archival Records Clerk, Haley Aguirre, will explore the Bottoms’ histories and people, major cultural and business centers, and reasons for the demise of these neighborhoods. 

Adequate time will be given for discussion, memories and questions about the interesting subject. 

Location: Cargill Auditorium, D103, Entrance 14 or 15, Parking Lot 4 or 5 
Fee: No charge / Max: 40
Lifelong Learning membership not required 
Course #20/FY-CPDV-2218-08

This Session emphasizes conviviality and conversation. Each month, a guest speaker gives a presentation on a topic with broad appeal. The format encourages audience participation and the free exchange of ideas. We provide refreshments so please be sure to register to ensure adequate supplies. 

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