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Bill volunteered to help the National Guard recover bodies of those who died in the flood.

Written Memory

Bill Hauser.mp3
Bill Hauser's recollection of the 1972 flood. Recorded during the 50th Anniversary event at Rapid City Public Library.

Written Memory

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Nellie M. Bishop, 49. A Certified Professional Secretary for several businesses in Rapid City. Perished with her husband, Wilbur, on their way to work when they were hit by a wall of water. She was survived by three sons, two daughters, her mother,…

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Wilbur Bishop, 54. A night maintenance man at Meadowwood Bowling Lanes. Perished with his wife while in their car when hit by a wall of water. He was survived by three sons and two daughters.

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Patricia Blomlie was born in MN 16 Feb1953 to William and Clara Lucile Holan , she graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis in 1971. She worked at Burger King, at 2220 W Broadway.
Patricia was one of six young people staying at the…

Written Memory

This memory was submitted to the Rapid City Library's Flood Wiki by Bob Mullally in 2010.

Bonnie Fingerhut shares her experiences working as a nurse in the aftermath of the Flood.

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Christel Blum Bostick, 49, a widow. She was born in Germany and married a U.S. Air Force Airman, who preceded her in death. A secretary at the Black Hills Packing Company. She had no known survivors. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

Written Memory

Written Memory

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Matilda Olson Broderson, 56. A housewife that was survived by her husband, two sons and one daughter. Buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Bruce Bradfield.mp3
Bruce Bradfield's recollection of the 1972 flood. Recorded during the 50th Anniversary event at Rapid City Public Library.

Bruce McKirdy.mp3
Bruce McKirdy's recollection of the 1972 flood. Recorded during the 50th Anniversary event at Rapid City Public Library.

Written Memory

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Albert Buchholz, 56. He was employed as a carpenter for the Garland Construction Company and then became an independent contractor. He and his wife perished together. He was survived by one daughter and several brothers and sisters. Buried in the…
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