Father Lawrence Edwards

Subject

Description

[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.

Creator

SD Oral History Center

Date

July 7, 1972

Interviewer

Stephen Ward

Citation

SD Oral History Center, “Father Lawrence Edwards,” Flood of 1972, accessed December 19, 2018, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/280.