[Northwest quarter, northeast quarter, southeast quarter, section 8, township 2 south, Mt. Rushmore Geological Survey Map] Weather conditions in Rapid City area afternoon of June 9; Unsuccessful attempt to reach Echo Valley from Keystone approximately 8:30 p.m.; Checked into a Keystone Motel; Flood waters and observations of people escaping; Evacuation to Mt. Rushmore; Food and shelter available at Mt. Rushmore; Description of damage in Keystone area; Attempted to walk into Echo Valley to pick up possessions.
June 16, 1972
SD Oral History Center, “James Taylor,” Flood of 1972, accessed July 2, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/253.