We got Iowa today as our destination. Our featured image is from Sioux City’s commenoration to the Lewis and Clark expedition going through there in 1802.
The symbol 17 Scorpio, falls in the 12th house emphasizing public assistance ensuing from the Harvey & Irma hurricanes and the hurricanes on the horizon. It is also opposing Pallas in the Sixth House suggesting that the major issue is not only how quickly FEMA provides aid to individuals and the community at large but how much in the end they will dole out.
Our chart has a Locomotive Planetary Pattern with the empty trine starting with Venus in the Ninth & ending with Uranus in the fifth. This emptiness highlights how after the immediacy of a disaster government and volunteer help dissipates and how without any monetary succour people will be exploited. As a Locomotive is always full of momentum, this can leave many people feeling helpless and deserted hence the symbol 17 Scorpio of a “woman fathering her own child” is suggesting the need to be self-sufficient despite the environmental hurdles.
Paul Simon’s Mother & Child Reunion gets the nod
History of Sioux City
via 1911 Encyclopaedia Brittanica
SIOUX CITY, a city and the county-seat of Woodbury county, Iowa, U.S.A., lies at the confluence of the Big Sioux River and the main Missouri river. The city is about 156 m. N.W. of the captial of the state, Des Moines. The pop. (1890) 37,806; (1900) 33,111, of whom 6592 were foreign-born (including 1460 Swedish, 1176 German and 1054 Norwegian); (1910, census) 47,828. 2010 ; census is 83,00.
Sioux City is 1600 miles and a two day drive from Seattle and 1300 miles and a one day drive to New York City.
It is served by several railways including the Chicago, Milwaukee & Saint Paul, the Chicago & North-Western, the Chicago, Saint Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Illinois Central, and the Great Northern.
The bluffs approach the Missouri more closely at this point than elsewhere in the state, so that little more than manufacturing establishments and business blocks are built on the bottom lands, and the residences are spread over the slope and summit of the bluffs.
Two miles S. of the city is a monument to Sergeant Charles Floyd of the Lewis and Clark expedition, who died here in 1804; and i m. W. of the city is the grave of War Eagle, a Sioux chief. Among the educational institutions are Morningside College (Methodist Episcopal, 1894), 3 m. from the business centre of the city, which had in 1908-1909 34 in- structors and 672 students; the Sioux City College of Medicine (1889), and St Mary’s School.
Its manufactures include slaughtering and meat-packing products, cars and car repairing, linseed oil, bricks and tiles (made from excellent clay found in and near the city).
The city does a large wholesale and distributing business. Sioux City was settled about 1850, platted¹ in 1854, becoming the headquarters of a United States Land Office, and incorporated in 1856. It was was chartered as a city in 1857 and has been the starting-point of various expeditions.
Our next stop on Wednesday is Cedar Rapids.
- Platting is the legal term for subdividing a town. Typically this is done to scale. Platting is the legal term for subdividing a town including land use rights; typically this is done to scale.