Terry lived on St. Cloud Street with his wife the evening of the Flood. They did not know anything had happened until the next day upon driving to his best friend's wedding. He was to be his best man could not get to the wedding due to streets being closed and debris everywhere. He spent many days after that assisting with the cleanup at his job in Sioux Park at a gas station.
May 16, 2012
Rapid City Public Library, “Terry Nelson,” Flood of 1972, accessed October 7, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/185.