Don was 16 the night of the Flood. His family's mobile home park lost 30-40 trailers that evening. His father was in Canada and knew nothing of the Flood or his ruined business until a float plane landed at the lake in Canada where he was fishing and informed him of the devastation he would soon see at home.
Rapid City Public Library
June 8, 2012
Rapid City Public Library, “Wrede, Don,” Flood of 1972, accessed May 15, 2021, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/163.