As a teenager, Kate drove through an already evacuated Keystone to get to Mt. Rushmore where her family managed the national park's concessions. Water was up to the door handles of her car. She speaks of the countless graves being dug that summer and how painful it was having her bedroom window in Rapid City face the cemetery.�
Rapid City Public Library
June 15, 2006
Rapid City Public Library, “Gordon, Kate,” Flood of 1972, accessed August 1, 2021, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/213.