Interview: Groethe Family

Description

Five members of the Groethe family are interviewed by Bev Pechan. The family had many memories of living in Rapid City, SD. They took turns speaking about what they could remember, and also spent some time discussing what one sibling remembered compared to another sibling. Topics included in the interview are World War II, historic buildings, one family member's time working at Rapid City Public Library, the Flood of 1972, and more.

Subject

1972 Flood, ballrooms, Black Hills, City Auditorium, construction, Dinosaur Park, Duhamel Building, Duhamel Saddle Makers, Esquire Club, farming, Great Depression, Green Acres, gun collecting, horses, Hotel Alex Johnson, Mills Drugstore, Mount Rushmore, photography, ranching, Rapid City, Rapid City Public Library, restaurants, Roosevelts, South Dakota, South Dakota Laws, Terry Peak, theatres, USO, Warren Lamb Lumber, World War II

Creator

Rapid City Oral History Project

Date

2014-08-13

Contributor

Rapid City Public Library
Historic Rapid City
Rapid City Library Foundation

Interviewee

Dorothy A. Miller
Jean E. Diggins
William "Bill" Groethe
Robert Jackson Groethe
Joan Groethe-Solon

Interviewer

Bev Pechan

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: Groethe Family,” Rapid City Oral History, accessed May 24, 2024, https://rcploralhistory.omeka.net/items/show/18.