Sioux City, Iowa: Grave of Sioux City's First Bride

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South Ravine Park

Address:
Lincoln Way, Sioux City, IA
Directions:
South Ravine Park. On the south side of the city. Park in the lot on the south side of Lincoln Way just east of its intersection with S. Lewis Blvd and look for the small sign to the grave site. It's a half-mile walk along a rough path through the woods to the top of a steep hill.
Admission:
Free
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Grave of Sioux City's First Bride

Roselie Menard, "Sioux City's First Bride" according to her lonely hilltop monument. She was married in what is now Sioux City in 1853.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/26/2020]

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Grave of Sioux City's first bride.

Grave of Sioux City's First Bride

Short but very steep hike on the way to the monument. No signs on the trail; follow the most worn path and you'll get there.

[Chad, 08/07/2021]

Trail to grave.

Grave of Sioux City's First Bride

A very steep climb, but it only took ten minutes from the parking lot, and I am way out of shape. Ascend uneven railroad tie steps to get to a well-trod dirt path. Stay to the right at both forks in the path. Goes up, then down, then up again to the monument overlooking a busy highway. You might think that the lower path you see on the way out leads to the parking lot. It does not. Head back up the hill from whence you came.

[lachatnoir23, 12/26/2020]

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