One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In South Dakota
In the summer of 1972, South Dakotans suffered the worst flood in its history. The Rapid City Flood (aka Black Hills Flood) of 1972 caused so much damage and the death toll was so great that it gained national attention and is still considered the second deadliest flood in U.S. history.
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Take a look at this video posted on YouTube by Kristopher Richmond. It shows more photos and some video footage of the flood:
Do you remember the Rapid City Flood of 1972? Tell us your stories in the comments.
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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