"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 able to save the vehicles from his business, Black Hills Transit. Dairy products from one of these vehicles helped sustain him and others for days before help arrived in the Canyon.
December 14, 2011
Rapid City Public Library, “Delbert Stover,” Flood of 1972, accessed December 5, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/171.