Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA



 

Notizen: Wikipedia 2016:
Rapid City ("Swift Water City") is the second-largest city in South Dakota (after Sioux Falls) and the county seat of Pennington County. Named after Rapid Creek, on which the city is established, it is set against the eastern slope of the Black Hills mountain range. The population was 67,956 as of the 2010 Census. Known as the "Gateway to the Black Hills" and the "City of Presidents", it is split by a low mountain ridge that divides the western and eastern parts of the city. Ellsworth Air Force Base is located on the outskirts of the city. Camp Rapid, a part of the United States Army National Guard, is located in the western part of the city. The historic "Old West" town of Deadwood is nearby. In the neighboring Black Hills are the popular tourist attractions of Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave National Park.
History:
The public discovery of gold in 1874 by the Black Hills Expedition brought a mass influx of settlers into the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Rapid City was founded, and originally known as "Hay Camp", in 1876 by a group of disappointed miners, who promoted their new city as the "Gateway to the Black Hills." John Richard Brennan and Samuel Scott, with a small group of men, laid out the site of the present Rapid City in February 1876, which was named for the spring-fed Rapid Creek that flows through it. A square mile was measured off and the six blocks in the center were designated as a business section. Committees were appointed to bring in prospective merchants and their families to locate in the new settlement. The city soon began selling supplies to miners and pioneers. Its location on the edge of the Plains and Hills and its large river valley made it the natural hub of railroads arriving in the late 1880s from both the south and east. By 1900, Rapid City had survived a boom and bust and was establishing itself as an important regional trade center for the upper midwest.
Although the Black Hills became a popular tourist destination in the late 1890s, it was a combination of local efforts, the popularity of the automobile, and construction of improved highways that brought tourists to the Black Hills in large numbers after World War I. Gutzon Borglum, already a famous sculptor, began work on Mount Rushmore in 1927 and his son, Lincoln Borglum, continued the carving of the presidents' faces in rock following his father's death in 1941. The work was halted due to pressures leading to the US entry into World War II and the massive sculpture was declared complete in 1941. Although tourism sustained the city throughout the Great Depression of the 1930s, the gasoline rationing of World War II had a devastating effect on the tourist industry in the town, but this was more than made up for by the war-related growth.
The city benefited greatly from the opening of Rapid City Army Air Base, later Ellsworth Air Force Base, an Army Air Corps training base. As a result, the population of the area nearly doubled between 1940 and 1948, from almost 14,000 to nearly 27,000 people. Military families and civilian personnel soon took every available living space in town, and mobile home parks proliferated. Rapid City businesses profited from the military payroll. During the Cold War, missile installations proliferated in the area: a series of Nike Air Defense sites were constructed around Ellsworth in the 1950s. In the early 60s the construction of three Titan missile launch sites containing a total of nine Titan I missiles in the general vicinity of Rapid City took place. Beginning in November 1963, the land for a hundred miles east, northeast and northwest of the city was dotted with 150 Minuteman missile silos and 15 launch command centers, all of which were deactivated in the early 1990s.
In 1949, city officials envisioned the city as a retail and wholesale trade center for the region and designed a plan for growth that focused on a civic center, more downtown parking places, new schools, and paved streets. A construction boom continued into the 1950s. Growth slowed in the 1960s, but the worst natural disaster in South Dakota history, the Black Hills Flood, led to another building boom a decade later. On June 9, 1972, heavy rains caused massive flooding of the Rapid Creek. More than 250 people lost their lives and more than $100 million in property was destroyed.
The devastation of the flood and the outpouring of private donations and millions of dollars in federal aid led to the completion of one big part of the 1979 plan: clearing the area along the Rapid Creek and making it a public park. New homes and businesses were constructed to replace those that had been destroyed. Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and a new Central High School were built in part of the area that had been cleared. The new Central High School opened in 1978, with the graduating class in that year straddling both the original Central (housed in what is now Rapid City High School and community theater) and the new Central. The rebuilding in part insulated Rapid City from the drop in automotive tourism caused by the Oil Embargo in 1974, but tourism was depressed for most of a decade. In 1978, Rushmore Mall was built on the north edge of the city, adding to the city's position as a retail shopping center.
In 1980 in United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Federal government of the United States had illegally stolen the Black Hills from the Sioux people when the government unilaterally broke the treaty that guaranteed the Black Hills belonged to the Sioux. The court decision offered money, but the Sioux declined on principle that the theft of their land should not be validated, and still demand the return of the land. This land includes Rapid City, which is by far the largest modern settlement in the Black Hills. As of 2010, the dispute has not been settled.
In the 1980s, growth was fueled by an increase in tourism, increasingly tied to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, followed by another decline in the late 1990s. Fears for the closure of Ellsworth AFB as part of the massive base closure process in the 1990s and 2000s led to attempts to expand other sectors of the economy, but growth continued and the city expanded significantly during this period.
Today, Rapid City is South Dakota's primary city for tourism and recreation. With the approval of a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory at the Homestake Mine site in nearby Lead, Rapid City has a future of great advancements in technology, medicine, and scientific research.

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Geburt

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Geburt    Personen-Kennung 
1 Frank, Gretchen Marie  19 Mrz 1939Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I33806
2 Lamke, Lillian  20 Feb 1916Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I89155
3 Morningstar, Daniel Ray  10 Jun 1964Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I35175
4 Winsel, Lisa  26 Jun 1970Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I133139
5 Winsel, Tracy  26 Apr 1967Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I133138

Gestorben

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Gestorben    Personen-Kennung 
1 Bauman, Gerhardt E.  30 Jun 1980Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I74526
2 Becker, August  15 Feb 1943Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I65633
3 Betz, Sylvia Nancy  26 Feb 2011Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I111343
4 Bollinger, Margaret  14 Sep 1952Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I132474
5 Brost, Christina  1 Jul 1923Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I89143
6 Brost, Johann G.  5 Mai 1969Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I87863
7 Brost, Lora Marie  28 Sep 1983Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I87868
8 Delzer, Edward  8 Jun 1979Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I184291
9 Dockter, Lorraine  30 Dez 1999Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I79878
10 Duster, Florence M.  7 Apr 1980Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I147700
11 Duster, Leona R.  Mai 2001Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I147705
12 Duster, Theresa L.  15 Jan 1975Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I147698
13 Forkel, LeRoy  27 Jan 1999Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I74865
14 Frederick, Melvina  29 Mai 1973Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I147697
15 Gall, Rachel  9 Jun 1972Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I133136
16 Gall, Theophil  9 Jun 1972Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I42621
17 Genzlinger, Alvin Warren William John  22 Jan 1995Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I125831
18 Guthmüller, Margaretha  28 Jul 1960Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I55704
19 Haidle, Lucine Bernice  13 Feb 2001Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I141565
20 Heiser, Justina  16 Jul 1995Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I52935
21 Hieb, Walter  18 Mrz 1996Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I93000
22 Hieb, Wayne James  10 Feb 2007Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I174333
23 Hirning, John Herbert  31 Mrz 2005Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I113426
24 Horst, Irene Bertha  1 Jun 1991Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I184282
25 Jakober, Mathilda  13 Okt 1988Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I74514
26 Jenner, Emil  11 Jan 1953Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I2572
27 Karnatz, Reuel Vincent  16 Mai 1993Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I106583
28 Kaul, Jacob  Feb 1978Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I85862
29 Kirschenmann, Adam Konrad  19 Feb 1991Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I85750
30 Kirschenmann, Edwin  3 Feb 2000Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I85383
31 Kockrow, Lester William  18 Aug 1961Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I158560
32 Lamke, Martha  4 Feb 1977Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I89165
33 Mayer, Bernhard  24 Nov 1977Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I57252
34 Morningstar, Daniel Ray  11 Jun 1964Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I35175
35 Mundt, Ralph D.  10 Jan 1988Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I37024
36 Opp, Robert  23 Sep 1981Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I156507
37 Pleinis, Marvin Jacob  19 Jun 1981Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I86691
38 Quenzer, Edward  16 Nov 2008Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I169654
39 Rutherford, Addie Lenore  13 Mai 1995Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I186392
40 Schauer, Vickie Rae  19 Jun 2008Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I169459
41 Schlenker, Lorraine V.  27 Dez 2005Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I141145
42 Schuh, Lydia  23 Okt 1988Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I94395
43 Schutz, Herbert  15 Mrz 1993Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I51139
44 Spitzer, Naomi  3 Mrz 2001Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I156508
45 Tieman, Ruth Ann  18 Dez 1993Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I125832
46 Tomassi, Mario V.  22 Jun 1975Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I147706
47 van Gerpen, Ernest D.  21 Mai 2010Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I111344
48 Wieczorek, Alice  9 Jun 1972Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I133131
49 Winckler, Katharina  8 Okt 1939Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I92782
50 Winkler, Friedrich  12 Okt 1957Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I153996

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Begraben

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Begraben    Personen-Kennung 
1 Duster, Florence M.  Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I147700
2 Duster, Leona R.  Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I147705
3 Duster, Opal Marie  Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I147699
4 Duster, Peter Henry  Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I147696
5 Duster, Theresa L.  Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I147698
6 Frederick, Melvina  Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I147697
7 Grenz, Willard D.  Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I119289
8 Opp, Robert  Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I156507
9 Tomassi, Mario V.  Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA I147706

Verheiratet

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   Familie    Verheiratet    Familien-Kennung 
1 Frank / Griepenburg  7 Dez 1937Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA F11331
2 Hust / Saupe  17 Dez 1955Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA F35063
3 Kockrow / Decker  1 Sep 1943Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA F52194
4 Oswald / Freeland  31 Dez 1959Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA F4206