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David spent the evening of June 9 at the Harney Peak Ranch in Rapid Valley.

David Moore returned to Rapid City after the flood to help his parents and was involved in post-flood rebuilding efforts.

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Durwin Davidson, 5. A young boy. He lived with his parents in the Box Elder area. He was survived by his parents, one brother and two sisters. Buried in the Black Hills National Cemetery.

Dawne recounts her memories of her father who was involved in the rescue efforts.

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Deborah Kuehn had finished work and was home at her parents’ the night of June 9, 1972. Her mother, Yvonne was working at Bennett-Clarkson hospital that night, and her father, Jim, was vice president and co-editor of the Rapid City Journal, and was…

"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…

DelRita Schouten had lost her home and everything inside it to the flood. She now lives on a hill.

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The day after the Flood, Derald and a neighbor launched Derald's boat in Box Elder Creek and were able to rescue a 12-year-old boy that had been clinging to a tree the entire evening. They also found five people stranded on the roof of a house and…

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Agnes Pletcher Detwiler , was born June 30, 1914 in Westmoreland County PA to, Wallace Pletcher and Mary Beltz Withrow Pletcher.

In the 1920 census the family is in Donegal Westmoreland County PA and includes besides Agnes siblings: Margaret, Iva…

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[Northwest quarter, southwest quarter, section 9, township 1 north, range 7 east] Rise of water near home; Heard evacuation notice about 10:30 p.m.; Family tried to evacuate in car, trapped by water rise of approximately four feet; Car engulfed by…

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Erma L. Dick, 50. She was from Pierre and was visiting an aunt who lived near the Baken Park Shopping Center. They both perished in the flood. She was survived by three sons and two daughters. Buried in the Ricelake Cemetery, Delavan, MN.

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Dr. Lowell Dieter, 40. He was the associate professor in the department of chemistry at the School of Mines. He and his wife were hosting German Band members in their home when they were forced to evacuate. He and his daughter, Patricia, were swept…
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