RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- As the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Rapid City flood draws closer, many survivors have begun reflecting on their own experiences a half-century later.
Capturing those stories are local authors Seth Tupper and Johnny Sundby, who have released “Surviving the ’72 Flood,” a collection of eyewitness accounts and photos documenting one of Rapid City’s most consequential nights.
The pair spoke at the second installment of Writers Block series at The Cave Collective Thursday night, hosted by Backroom Productions president Darla Drew.
Drew, whose father was a logistician at the time of the flood shared her own flood story.
Tupper said the opportunity to preserve a piece of history motivated him through the writing process.
Sundby said his experience working with survivors changed the way he looks at Rapid Creek.
Copies of the book can be found at a number of stores in Downtown Rapid City, or can be ordered online at www.sethtupper.com