Interview: Vyonne Glaze

Description

Vyonne Glaze and her daughter Amy Hendricks speak to interviewer with Bev Pechan. Vyonne has been a member of the Rapid City community since 1948. She discusses her experiences of many of the local historical events that have shaped the people and landscapes of this area, such as the Blizzard of '49, "Spirit of 6", the 1972 Flood, and many others.
Vyonne's daughter Jan was one of the 6 cheerleaders lost in a plane crash in 1968, which inspired the "Spirit of Six" award. Vyonne talks about her loss and the award. She also talks about her brother Harley's experience in World War II, various businesses in downtown Rapid City, and her memories of the 1972 Flood.

Subject

1972 Flood, Blizzard of '49, farming, Haggerty's Department Store, historic stores, Jan Glaze, modeling, performing arts, Rapid City, South Dakota, Spirit of Six, West Boulevard, World War II

Creator

Rapid City Oral History Project

Date

04-22-2015

Contributor

Rapid City Public Library
Historic Rapid City
Rapid City Library Foundation

Coverage

Rapid City (S.D.)

Interviewee

Vyonne Glaze

Interviewer

Bev Pechan

Participants

Amy Hendricks

Location

Rapid City

Files

Date Added
May 19, 2021
Collection
Interviews
Item Type
Oral History
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Citation
Rapid City Oral History Project, “Interview: Vyonne Glaze,” Rapid City Oral History, accessed February 21, 2024, https://rcploralhistory.omeka.net/items/show/16.