The city of Rapid City continues to restrict development in flood-prone areas in town 40 years after the Black Hills Flood.
Saturday, June 09, 2012
Among the supplies hauled into Rapid City in the days after the 1972 Black Hills flood was an especially graphic reminder of the 238 lives the tragedy claimed: semi-trucks loaded with caskets.
Friday, June 08, 2012
Thursday, June 07, 2012
In the early evening of Friday, June 9, Joel Pine, a 37-year-old state trooper, spotted a family of tourists pulled over on U.S. Highway 16 on the way to Mount Rushmore.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
In the weeks and months after the 1972 flood, Msgr. William O’Connell and other clergy in the community tried their best to address the emotional needs of survivors.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Monday, June 04, 2012
Sunday, June 03, 2012
Larry Dale got the assignment in April, he would lead coordination for perhaps the most significant commemoration event in the city's history.
When Darrel Heimes came to the Black Hills with a South Dakota National Guard unit in June 1972, he expected to be challenged in vigorous training exercises.
Tears glistened in Don Barnett’s eyes as he stood on the city bike path near Rapid Creek and remembered the horrors of that night 40 years earlier.