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Photos of flood aftermath in the Black Hills area during 1961-1970


July 13, 1962, flood in Rapid City area and northern Black Hills


A flood on July 13, 1962, on Rapid Creek washed out the Jackson Boulevard crossing in Rapid City. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
A flood on July 13, 1962, on Rapid Creek washed out the Jackson Boulevard crossing in Rapid City. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
A large log flowing down Rapid Creek pushed this pickup into the stream at the Jackson Boulevard crossing in Rapid City. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
A large log flowing down Rapid Creek pushed this pickup into the stream at the Jackson Boulevard crossing in Rapid City. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
Three cars were stacked up when a raging wall of water tore through Cleghorn Canyon on July 13, 1962. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
Three cars were stacked up when a raging wall of water tore through Cleghorn Canyon on July 13, 1962. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
A car was demolished after being pushed nearly a mile down Cleghorn Canyon during the 1962 flood. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission)
A car was demolished after being pushed nearly a mile down Cleghorn Canyon during the 1962 flood. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
Damage was heavy on Pierre Street in Rapid City during the 1962 flood. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
Damage was heavy on Pierre Street in Rapid City during the 1962 flood. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).


A deep gully was cut along a gravel road in west Rapid City when a wall of water cut through the area. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
A deep gully was cut along a gravel road in west Rapid City when a wall of water cut through the area. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
A six-foot wall of water pushed this mobile home down Cleghorn Canyon with a family inside. The family escaped with the aid of neighbors. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
A six-foot wall of water pushed this mobile home down Cleghorn Canyon with a family inside. The family escaped with the aid of neighbors. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
Mobile homes were severely damaged in Rapid City by the July 13, 1962, flood. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
Mobile homes were severely damaged in Rapid City by the July 13, 1962, flood. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
A flash flood in Whitewood on July 13, 1962, cut an eight-foot ditch. The flood damaged cars and filled basements with water. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
A flash flood in Whitewood on July 13, 1962, cut an eight-foot ditch. The flood damaged cars and filled basements with water. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
Electrical workers were swung out over Bear Butte Creek on July 14, 1962, while attempting to work on a street light damaged during the previous night's flood. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
Electrical workers were swung out over Bear Butte Creek on July 14, 1962, while attempting to work on a street light damaged during the previous night's flood. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
Numerous cars in Whitewood were damaged during the July 13, 1962, flood. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).
Numerous cars in Whitewood were damaged during the July 13, 1962, flood. Photograph courtesty of the Rapid City Journal (used with permission).


May 14-15, 1965, flood in Deadwood area


Several houses in Deadwood were damaged during the May 1965 flood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Several houses in Deadwood were damaged during the May 1965 flood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Several buildings in Deadwood were damaged during the May 1965 flood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Several buildings in Deadwood were damaged during the May 1965 flood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
High flows in many streams in central and northern Black Hills in May 1965. . Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
High flows in many streams in central and northern Black Hills in May 1965. . Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Several buildings in Deadwood were damaged during the May 1965 flood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Several buildings in Deadwood were damaged during the May 1965 flood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
The railroad tracks in Deadwood were damaged by flooding during May 14-15, 1965. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
The railroad tracks in Deadwood were damaged by flooding during May 14-15, 1965. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Railroad damage in Deadwood following a flood in May 1965. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Railroad damage in Deadwood following a flood in May 1965. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Sandbags were used in an attempt to divert flood waters in Deadwood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Sandbags were used in an attempt to divert flood waters in Deadwood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Roads were damaged during the May 1965 flood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Roads were damaged during the May 1965 flood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
May 1965 flood in Deadwood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
May 1965 flood in Deadwood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Aftermath of flood in May 1965 in Deadwood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).
Aftermath of flood in May 1965 in Deadwood. Photograph courtesty of the City of Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission (copy and reuse restrictions apply).

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