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“The Flood of 1881” (Pierre, S.D.)

 Unprocessed — Box: 03521 C
Identifier: H2011-013

Content Description

The collection consists of a ten page, hand-written school project titled, “The Flood of 1881.” The paper tells the story of the flooding which occurred in the Pierre area in 1881. It is assumed that the paper was done as a school project in Pierre (S.D) ca. 1920. Emilie Fossback of Pierre wrote the paper for her American History and Civics class, she would have been 15 years old in 1920. Topics discussed in the paper include: winter of 1880-1881, early history of Pierre, early buildings and businesses in Pierre, and flooding on the Missouri River. The paper gives the traumatic events during the flood and the various actions taken by the people of Pierre.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1880-1881
  • ca. 1920s



0.1 Cubic Feet