A flash flood in the summer of 1972 led to devastation throughout Rapid City, SD, causing the deaths of over 200 people and billions of dollars in damages.
- The Rapid City Flood… June 9, 1972. A Unique Picture Magazine Providing a Graphic Account of Rapid City’s Most Unforgettable Moment :* - Contact Carrie Van Buren, the Collection Coordinator at the museum, in advance if you have a specific item that you wish to see. This way they will be able to have it prepared when you visit. Image Call #GB1225.S8 R36 1972
- Report from the National Weather Service
- Archives of Rapid City newspapers: Once you click on a newspaper option, you will be given directions on how to access that source in the archives.
- Oral histories of individuals who were there:* If you know someone who lived in Rapid at the time, consider conducting an interview with them.
Rapid City Journal. “The Black Hills Flood of 1972.” The Black Hills Flood of 1972, National Weather Service, 10 June 1972, www.weather.gov/unr/1972-06-09.