Interview: Ron Johnsen

Description

Ron Johnsen shares memories of his early years living in Rapid City, SD. Born here in 1943, Ron lived in the area until 1969 and then spent 30 years in Washington, D.C. He came back to the Black Hills because he says it is a simple wonderful place to live. Ron spends much of the interview describing various hangouts and eateries in downtown Rapid City, and notes the changes to many historic buildings.

Subject

Cathedral High School, Coney Island, construction, Ellsworth Air Force Base, historic buildings, historic restaurants, Rapid City, Snow White Drive-in, The Hole

Creator

Rapid City Oral History Project

Date

09-10-2014

Contributor

Rapid City Public Library
Historic Rapid City
Rapid City Library Foundation

Coverage

Rapid City, (S.D.)

Interviewee

Ron Johnsen

Interviewer

Kim Morey

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: Ron Johnsen,” Rapid City Oral History, accessed June 13, 2024, https://rcploralhistory.omeka.net/items/show/20.