Rapid City unveils 1972 Flood Memorial Storyboard Wall

The wall, located at The Monument includes current visual and audio elements of the city's greenway, flood and photos of various areas impacted.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — On Thursday, the City of Rapid City unveiled a new wall, dubbed the Monument Storyboard at The Monument, remembering the 238 people that lost their lives in the 1972 Black Hills Flood.

The 50-foot by 11-foot display includes current visual and audio elements of the city’s greenway, flood and photos of various areas impacted.

The wall also serves as the corridor between The Monument’s Summit Arena and the Barnett Fieldhouse, which officials say is symbolic to how the city plans to remember the flood moving forward.

“With what happened here 50 years ago, and one day, what happened here 60 years ago and 70 years ago, we intend to make this, these efforts, citywide, a constant way to remember who we are and how we got here,” said Mayor Steve Allender.

Allender says the wall will continually evolve to further remember the flood.

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