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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

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.