Teresa Sullivan

Subject

Description

Teresa worked for the telephone company as an operator in 1972. The evening of the Flood she was working the 3-11 p.m. shift. Telephone lines were down and all calls had to be routed through an operator, including death notification calls. Teresa was one of many operators who worked 12-hour shifts in order for survivors to stay connected with their loved ones.

Creator

Rapid City Public Library

Date

December 15, 2011

Interviewer

Heide Noblitt

Citation

Rapid City Public Library, “Teresa Sullivan,” Flood of 1972, accessed August 1, 2021, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/170.