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SDOHP0588 - Cannon, Loucks, Lundeen, Wilson.pdf
Operations Officer, Pennington County Civil Defense; Went to office about 8 p.m., June 9 because of reports of flooding outside Rapid City; Monitored calls on Fire Department and Street Department radios to assess situation; Set up Emergency…

SDOHP0509 - Mr. & Mrs. Bruns.pdf
[Southwest quarter, northeast quarter, section 9, township 1 north, range 7 east] Rise of water; Escaped to attic where roof collapsed; Floated downstream in inner tubes; Mr. Bruns stranded in a tree and Mrs. Bruns on debris; Rescue and subsequent…

SDOHP0544 - Bice.pdf
[Southeast quarter, southwest quarter, section 8, township 1 north, range 7 east] Rapid rise of water in Braeburn Addition; Evacuation of Bice family and neighbors; Observation of flood waters and destruction in Braeburn Addition; Personal…

SDOHP0548 - Beaudette.pdf
[Southeast quarter, northwest quarter, section 9, township 1 north, range 7 east] Evacuated home about 10:30 p.m., swept away by flood waters; Sons took refuge in house which was destroyed - eldest escaped to roof of another house, youngest climbed…

SDOHP0952 - Barnett.pdf
Mayor of Rapid City; Notification of possible high water; Preparation by police, public works employees; Observed situation at Canyon Lake Dam several times; Evacuation of Canyon Lake Park approximately 9:45 p.m.; Phone call from above Rapid City…

The Flood of 72 Poem.pdf
A poem written by Viola Collins, who lived in Custer, SD, at the time of the flood.

Written Memory

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William Albers, 54. Employed by the Black Hills Pack Plant at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and four children. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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William Dean Albright, 13. A student from West Junior High School. He was survived by his parents, two brothers and four sisters. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Russell W. Alcott, 9. He was survived by his mother and one brother. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Susan Carol Allen, 22. New Underwood, SD. She was survived by her husband and a one-year-old daughter. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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James C. Atkins, 94. Had been a farmer and then a Carpenter in Rapid City. He was survived by three daughters and three sons. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Clara Atwater, 89. She was a resident of Clarkson Mt. View Rest Home at the time of her death. She was survived by six sons. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery.

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Raymond Back was born 23 Sept 1904 in Chicago Illinois, to Joseph and Margaret Unknown.

He was raised in Redwood MN and came to Rapid City in 1925 from Douglas Wyoming where his family lived. He married Verna Minton September 19,1928 in Pennington…

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James H. Baldwin, Sr., 76. He owned and operated a locker plant. He lived on Canyon Lake Drive at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and one son. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery.

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Mary Blanch Criveau Balsley was born 20 May 1908 at East Grand Forks Polk County MN to John Cariveau and Clarise Clara Bouschee Cariveau.

She was married to Herman Balsley 12 July 1926 in North Dakota. They lived for a time in the early 1930's in…

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Daisy E. Barber, 82, a widow from Wicksville, SD. She was visiting her sister in the Braeburn Addition where she perished. She was survived by three sons and two daughters. Buried in the Wicksville Lakeside Cemetery.

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Henry A. Bauch, Jr., 27. He was employed by a Vending Machine Company. He arrived in Rapid City from Burkburnett, TX, one year before the flood. He with his wife, Valerie, perished when hit by a wall of water while in their car. He was survived by…

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Valerie W. Bauch, 26. She arrived in Rapid City with her husband one year before the flood. She perished with her husband, Henry, by being swept away in their car after being hit by a wall of water. She was survived by one son, one daughter, her…

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Roland J. Baumberger, 50. He owned and operated Flowers by Leroy until his death. He was survived by his wife and one son, David. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery.
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