Betty Jo Sagdalen


Written Memory


The night of June 9, 1972 we lived on Roy Street in Keystone in the house now owned by Gohsmans. What started as a rainy, foggy morning, turned into a nightmare. It was so dark, but from the lightning we could see propane tanks, cabins, and mobile homes going by. People were on top of the Laundromat roof across the street. Cars were floating down the street.

The next morning as dawn came and people were starting to walk around as if they had been drugged. The next week is pretty much a blur.



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