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
- 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.
Image Citation: 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.