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On June 9, 1972, heavy rains caused massive flash flooding along the course of Rapid Creek through the city.238 people lost their lives and more than 0 million in property was destroyed.Known as the "Gateway to the Black Hills" due to its location and the "City of Presidents" because of the life-size bronze president statues located downtown.Rapid City is split by a low mountain ridge that divides the western and eastern parts of the city.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 19, from almost 14,000 to nearly 27,000 people.A square mile was measured off and the six blocks in the center were designated as a business section.

In 1930, the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce sent a letter inviting Al Capone to live in the Black Hills.Rapid City is home to popular attractions like Art Alley, Dinosaur Park, the City of Presidents walking tour, Chapel in the Hills, Storybook Island, Main Street Square and more.The historic "Old West" town of Deadwood is nearby.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", a nickname the city now shares with neighboring Box Elder.

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.The city soon began selling supplies to miners and pioneers.