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On This Day In Sioux Falls History – 1906 – World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and International Celebrity Bob Fitzsimmons shows up in Sioux Falls to win back the heart of his estranged wife Famous Actress Julia May Gifford! The events of the next few days, had all of the makings of a Sioux Falls Theatre Production, played out in real life!

From angry and bitter looks and tears and begging to smiles and hugs and kisses. Sioux Falls could have made money if they had sold tickets to this show!

For all of its drama, real life changing commitments were made on this day in Sioux Falls 1906, the Fitzsimmons would continue in wedded bliss for 12 more years until Julia died suddenly at a young age! Truly this is one of the most entertaining stories from turn of the century Sioux Falls history!