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The sounds (and sights!) of Eastport
Eastport, Maine, sits on Moose Island -- just about as far east in the United States you can get. Most of the action takes place around the piers.
There's a downtown where the fishing boats dock. A five minute drive away, on the Southwest side of the island, commercial cargo ships take advantage of the deepest natural seaport on the continental U.S. Marketplace's Brendan Willard captured both the sights and sounds of Eastport in action:
The real sound of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls sounds like -- the falls of the Big Sioux River (for which the city was named.)
It also sounds like “Welcome to Sioux Falls” in over 60 different languages spoken by the refugee populations that have settled in the city.
It sounds like construction that is impossible escape – a sign of the city’s continued growth. And hey, they don’t start until 6:30 a.m.
Throughout the day in the distance, you can hear the trains of Sioux Falls – several lines came through the town and helped make it a hub for the region in the late 1800s.
It’s not hard to find a “casino” –where video slot machines merrily ring along.
And if you catch her at the right time, grand ole’ dame of Sioux Falls, Sylvia Henkin, will sing the Sioux Falls Song, commissioned by her husband decades ago. The lyrics perfectly predict the town’s continued growth (and show off Sylvia’s charming singing voice).