Rapid City Public Library hosts 1972 Flood Oral Histories

If you'd like to tell your story, the oral history interview starts again on Thursday and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — On Wednesday, The Rapid City Public Library began its Oral Histories interviews in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Black Hills Flood.

On Wednesday and Thursday, members of the community are invited to come into the library to tell their stories in a recorded setting. All interviews will be uploaded to the library’s archives while some of the interviews will be uploaded to the library’s podcast, called “The Flood of 72′: Fifty Years Later Podcast. The podcast can be found on Amazon Music Apple Podcasts, Buzzsprout, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Library officials says its important to share the stories and remember what everyone endured.

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“They all experience the flood differently and a lot of people haven’t been ready to share or to talk about it until now, and we’re just encouraging them to share for the future generations and historic preservation,” said Sam Slocum, a Senior Librarian with the Rapid City Public Library.

If you’d like to tell your story, the oral history interview starts again on Thursday and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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