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"The whole night was horrifying," is how Delbert describes the evening of the Flood. He helped rescue others, including using a wheelbarrow to save his Grandfather from the rushing waters in Dark Canyon. Delbert's family lost everything, but he was…

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Louis Star, 9. He perished with his mother and sister at 301 North 5th Street. He was survived by his grandfather. Buried in the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

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Annette Star, 2. She perished with her mother and one brother at 301 North 5th Street. She was survived by her grandfather. Buried in her mother’s arms at the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

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Alberta Star, 29. She lived at 301 North 5th Street with her two children, who perished with her at their home. She was survived by her father. Buried with her young daughter in her arms, at the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

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[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…

Stan Blum supervised clean-up crews in the West Boulevard area and helped get 43 Black Hills area bridges rebuilt.

Randy, his mother and five siblings lived on Janet Street the evening of the Flood. They had to evacuate their home as the basement filled with water to the main level. Randy helped his Mom with the cleanup. He recalls mud up to his knees.

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Louise M. Sprague, 73. She lived at 1713 W. Omaha, where she perished. She was survived by one daughter. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Wilfred Smolnikar, 28. He was employed by the State Auditor Office. He and his wife perished in the Dark Canyon area. He was survived by his parents, one brother and one sister. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Elaine Smolnikar, 24. She was employed by the Black Hills Power and Light Company. She perished with her husband in the Dark Canyon area. She was survived by her parents and one brother. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Vinton Smith was born and raised during most of his youth on a farm 10 miles south of Fairview, Kansas. Mrs. Smith was the former Ferne Lugenbeel, who was born and raised at Padonia, Kansas. The body of Mr. Smith has been found and identified,…

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Paula Smith, 10. She perished with her parents, an Uncle and an Aunt in the Dark Canyon area. Five people perished from that home in Dark Canyon. She was survived two brothers and one sister. Buried in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, South…

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Hiawatha Daily World - June 16, 1972 : Former area Residents Killed in Rapid City, S.D. Flood: Mr. and Mrs. Vinton Smith of La Crosse, Wisconsin, were victims of the flood at Rapid City, South Dakota, Saturday, June 10th, 1972. Mr. Smith was born and…

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Jane F. Smith, 51. She perished with her husband, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law and a niece at her home in Dark Canyon. She was survived by her mother, one son and two daughters. Buried in the Pine Lawn Cemetery, Rapid City.

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Gerald W. Smith, 45. He was the operator of the Dinosaur Park Concession Stand. He lived in Dark Canyon where he perished with his wife, a brother, a sister-in-law and a niece. He was survived by two sons, his mother, two brothers and one sister.…

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Eldon Smith, 44. A State Senator from Gettysburg, SD. He was visiting his brother, Gerald Smith, who lived in Dark Canyon. He perished along with his wife, his daughter, his brother and sister-in-law. He was survived by two sons and a daughter.…

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Carl E. Smith, 47. He was an employee of the Boeing Company and lived at 1850 West Omaha Street where he perished. He was survived by two brothers and two sisters. Buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Wessington Springs, South Dakota.

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Billie C. Smith, 42. She along with her husband and daughter were visiting her brother-in-law in the Dark Canyon area. Five people perished from that home in Dark Canyon. She was survived by her parents, two sons and a daughter. Buried in the…

Gary and Carole Sisson were out to dinner with friends when they cut their evening short to return home where their children were with a babysitter. Unable to cross the high water, they had to wait until the next day to reconnect with family.

Gary and Carole Sisson were out to dinner with friends when they cut their evening short to return home where their children were with a babysitter. Unable to cross the high water, they had to wait until the next day to reconnect with family.
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