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.

Creator

SD Oral History Center

Date

July 9, 1972

Interviewer

Stephen Ward

Citation

SD Oral History Center, “Meade Corwin,” Flood of 1972, accessed December 19, 2018, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/284.