Father Lawrence Edwards
[Northeast quarter, southeast quarter, section 35, range 7 east, township 1 north] Purpose of Mother Butler Center; Observation of water in creek about 11:15 p.m. (4 feet below bank); House torn from foundation, began floating down creek about 11:30; House floated into West Boulevard Bridge; Father Edwards jumped from second story of house onto bridge; Walked to St. John's rectory; Damage at Mother Butler Center; Discovery of Father Francis Collins' body; Theory on Father Collins' death; Treatment of Indians after the flood; Objections to rebuilding on flood plain.
SD Oral History Center
July 7, 1972
SD Oral History Center, “Father Lawrence Edwards,” Flood of 1972, accessed January 17, 2021, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/280.