Dexter Koehne

Subject

Description

[Northwest quarter, southwest quarter, section 9, township 1 north, range 7 east] Rise of water near home; Heard evacuation notice about 10:30 p.m.; Family tried to evacuate in car, trapped by water rise of approximately four feet; Car engulfed by water; Escaped from car into neighbor's house; Climbed onto roof; Observed destruction of homes around them; Water began to recede about 3 a.m.; Damage to home; Financial situation.

Creator

SD Oral History Center

Date

June 27, 1972

Interviewer

Orland Rothlisberger

Citation

SD Oral History Center, “Dexter Koehne,” Flood of 1972, accessed December 19, 2018, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/271.