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(S.D.)-Rapid City Committee Planning Commemoration Of 1972 Flood

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 04/19/2012 03:32 PM

     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City committee is continuing its
planning for a 40-year commemoration of one of the deadliest floods
in U.S. history.
     Former Rapid City Mayor Don Barnett says the June 8-10 weekend
will be packed with history and will honor the families and relatives
of the 238 who died in the 1972 disaster.
     But he says it will also be very hopeful, talking about the 40
years of recovery.
     Members of the flood committee continued the planning process
Wednesday during a public meeting at the Rushmore Plaza Civic
Center.
     Saturday evening will feature a convocation, which organizers
anticipate will draw up to 1,700 people. Some 190 representatives
of those who were killed during the flood have been invited and
will be given reserved seating.
    
     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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