James Taylor

Subject

Description

[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.

Date

June 16, 1972

Interviewer

Stephen Ward

Files

Citation

SD Oral History Center, “James Taylor,” Flood of 1972, accessed July 2, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/253.