what year was the city of portage Des Sioux,mo found?
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land between the rivers
portage des sioux township
- DodgerDaveLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
The city was founded in 1799 by Spanish Lt. Gov. Zenon Trudeau and François Saucier in reaction to American plans to build a military post about twelve miles downstream. The French name derives from the overland escape route between the Missouri River and Mississippi River used by a band of Sioux, fleeing enemies; they used this area as a portage for their canoes, outdistancing their rivals who instead paddled all of the way to the confluence of the rivers.
The city was incorporated in 1854.