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Welcome to the Rapid City Public Library's site to commemorate the 1972 flood. We hope you will participate in this digital archive by sharing your memories or photos of those days in June of 1972.

By now, most of you are familiar with the idea of going online to find information. But some of you will be new to the concept of adding your own information for others to view and learn from. The Rapid City Public Library has made it possible for you to do this, using an online tool called a "Wiki".

A Wiki is a collaborative website where people can not only view information, but add and edit information as well. We invite you to go to our Rapid City Flood Wiki ( There we've created pages where you can add your memories or family stories and photos. Directions on how to do that are available there. We look forward to seeing your contributions and thank you for your participation.

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WIKI Terms of Use:

All content, information and opinions (collectively, the “Material”) presented are those of the authors of the posts and in no way represent the views or opinions of the Rapid City Public Library or the City of Rapid City.

The Rapid City Public Library reserves the right at all times to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in the Rapid City Public Library’s sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these terms and conditions. Listed below are some, though not all, violations which may result in the Rapid City Public Library removing your postings. Users may not: (1) harass, threaten, embarrass or slander any person or entity; (2) transmit any information, data, text, files, links, software, chat, communication or other material that is vulgar, pornographic, profane, obscene, hateful, racially, ethically or otherwise objectionable; (3) impersonate any business or person; (4) post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional material, or any other forms of solicitation; and, (5) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.

The Rapid City Public Library does not guarantee the reliability, completeness, accuracy, timeliness or up-to-date-ness of the material presented on the discussion board. Any reliance upon the material presented on this forum shall be at the user’s own risk. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to negligence, shall the Rapid City Public Library be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of this forum or any information contained in such. The Rapid City Public Library is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user.