Pam's husband Dave was one of only two survivors that gathered together in the attic of a home in Jackson Park the evening of June 9. The nine included Dave, Dave's father Roland "Babe" Baumberger, Burton Millett, Sheila Heaton and the Sampsill family of five. Dave survived by crawling through a hole in the attic, clinging to a tree and swimming through Canyon Lake right when the dam broke. The other survivor in the group was one of the Sampsill children. He was 10 years old at the time.
Rapid City Public Library
June 10, 2012
Rapid City Public Library, “Pam Baumberger,” Flood of 1972, accessed September 18, 2020, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/242.