Sioux City in Woodbury County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Spirit of Siouxland
This sculpture commemorates Siouxland's extraordinary response to the crash of United Flight 232 on July 19,1989.
It depicts the rescue of three-year-old Spencer Bailey by Lt. Col. Dennis Nielsen of the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Tactical Fighter Group, one of the many who answered the call that day.
The work was created by Artist Dale Lamphere and was inspired by a photograph shot by Sioux City Journal photographer Gary Anderson.
Erected by The Greater Sioux City Press Club.
Location. 42° 29.343′ N, 96° 24.602′ W. Marker is in Sioux City, Iowa, in Woodbury County. Marker is on Larsen Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the riverfront at Larsen Park near the pavilion. Marker is in this post office area: Sioux City IA 51103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M.V. Sergeant Floyd (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lewis & Clark Expedition (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prospect Hill (approx. half a mile away); Floyd Monument (approx. 2½ miles away); Sergeant Charles Floyd (approx. The Death of Sergeant Floyd (approx. 2½ miles away); Sergeant Floyd Monument (approx. 2½ miles away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux City.
Also see . . . The Spirit of Siouxland. (Submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Disasters •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.