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.
Rapid City Public Library
December 15, 2011
Rapid City Public Library, “Teresa Sullivan,” Flood of 1972, accessed May 15, 2021, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/170.