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#1409 - Dakota Life, Whole Program

Dakota Life - 06/14/2012

On June 9th, 1972 – heavy rains hit the eastern Black Hills of South Dakota. The subsequent flooding on Rapid Creek killed 238 people and injured more than three thousand. The stories from those late night hours are unforgettable. Some who survived remember the '72 Flood 40 years later.

An annual August event in Sturgis features working old farm machinery, much of it from the days of the steam engine. There are also quite a few other old-fashioned machines on display, from a large engine used to power a sawmill, to small engines used to power washing machines.

Now in it's 60th year, the Jackrabbit Stampede is one of the nation's top collegiate rodeo events. This look at the Stampede features the South Dakota State University rodeo team. Team members offer their perspecitve on the event and on the sport.

Meet a couple of senior craftsmen who make miniature baby cradles by hand out of wood. The cradles are painted and delivered to newborns and their families by residents of a Vermillion senior care center.




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