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SDOHP0522 - Schoenhard.pdf
[Southeast quarter, southwest quarter, section 8, township 1 north, range 7 east] Damage to homes in Braeburn Addition; Home knocked off foundation and moved about 70 feet; Experiences of neighbors

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Vern Bauer was on duty as a patrolman with the Rapid City Police Department the night of the flood. His assignment was the west side of Rapid City.

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Francis G. VanLeuven, 53. He was a Carpenter and Contractor. He lived with his wife at 704 Chicago Street, where he and his wife perished. He was survived by one daughter and two brothers. He was buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

A college student at the time of the flood, Lon VanDeusen talks about his experiences the night of the flood as well as the days following the flood.

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Robert Vanderbeek, 42. He was a maintenance supervisor for the Norwest Belle Telephone Company. He perished with his wife and one son on Waverly Street. He was survived by one son, one brother and three sisters. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery,…

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Mark Hollister Vanderbeek, 14. He lived with his family at 2403 Waverly Street, where he perished with his mother and father. He was survived by one brother. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Helen H. Vanderbeek, 39. She lived with her husband at 2403 Waverly Street, where she perished with her husband and one son. She was survived by one son, her father, two brothers and three sisters. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Portia Burkhead Van Leuven was born in Monroe Adams county Indiana January 23, 1923 to Loren Burkhead SR and Stella Boxley Burkhead. The family is still there in the 1930 census where her father was a farmer.

In 1959 she worked as a clerk at…

Jane worked side by side with her mother to clean the hands, feet and faces of flood victims in order for family members to identify their loved ones. Her aunt and uncle owned the Keystone Post Office which was flood damaged. Jane helped them with…

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Nellie Two Bear, 56. She was employed in the Rapid City Laundry. She was survived by two brothers and one sister. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Margaret L. Turner, 74. She lived at 704 Chicago Street where she perished. Survived by one cousin. Buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Jeremy Traversie, 2. He perished with his sister. He was survived by his parents. Buried in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Faith, South Dakota.

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Jennifer R. Traversie, 4 months. She perished with her brother. She was survived by her parents. Buried in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Faith, South Dakota.

Ann was in Piedmont the evening of the Flood. When she tried to drive back from Rapid City the bridge at Deadwood Avenue collapsed. She remained stranded in Black Hawk for two days until her father was able to come and get her.

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Born Sept 26, 1949 to Floyd and Muriel Miller Towner in San Antonio TX . He graduated from Smethport Area High School. He was employed by the local Market Basket store and Johnson's Christmas Display Store.

He married Sheriyn Cronlger on November…

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James E. Toutges, 30. He lived in Lead, South Dakota with his wife and five children. His body was recovered on Box Elder Creek five miles north of Rapid City. He was survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters. Buried in the Mountain Lawn…

SDOHP0948 - Oliver, Tom & Nancy.pdf
Temporary housing following flood; Decision to relocate; Construction of new home; Aid received; Praise for Internal Revenue Service, Small Business Administration; Comments on Housing and Urban Development organization and employees; Assistance from…

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