Jim moved with his wife and two young children to Rapid City one week before the Flood. The family had always wanted to live by a creek and searched for three days but could not find anything for sale. They are not sure why they finally settled and purchased the home they did as they didn't particularly like it, but a week later were fortunate and grateful they had.
June 9, 2012
Rapid City Public Library, “Jim Menkins,” Flood of 1972, accessed May 24, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/188.