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The Black Hills Flood of 1972

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 Black Hills Flood of 1972
Cars piled up at East Blvd. after the flood.

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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

Image Citation: Rapid City Journal. “The Black Hills Flood of 1972.” The Black Hills Flood of 1972, National Weather Service, 10 June 1972,