Meade Corwin

Subject

Description

[Southeast quarter, southwest quarter, section 8, township 1 north, range 7 east] Home flooded by water in short period of time; Mr. Corwin in attic when house broke up, clung to piece of roof; Swept down creek, circled Canyon Lake three times, went over top of dam; Sucked under water several times; Was stranded in tree when Canyon Lake Dam broke; Escaped to high ground on Jackson Street by working from tree to tree; Reasons home was destroyed.

Date

July 9, 1972

Interviewer

Stephen Ward

Files

Citation

SD Oral History Center, “Meade Corwin,” Flood of 1972, accessed August 17, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/284.