Custer State Park Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park, South Dakota. The postcard, from 1949, is a view of the Game Lodge during spring time with the flowers and a rushing stream in the foreground. The State Game Lodge, built in 1920 of stone and wood, was the summer residence of Calvin […]

Fisherman in Black Hills Stream Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows a Fisherman in the middle of a pristine mountain stream in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The card is from the same 1949 travel series encouraging fishing, camping, hiking, and just visiting the Black Hills National Park. Known for trout fishing, the fisherman in the Black Hills can also catch […]

Mount Rushmore Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota as it looked in 1949. On October 4, 1927, Gutzon Borglum and his crew began work on what is today known as Mount Rushmore. They carved into a cliff in a mountain of the Black Hills the heads of […]

Mt. Rushmore Highway Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows the scenic highway to Mount Rushmore in The Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota. It is another in the series from the 1949 travel card series describing the Black Hills National Forest. The road to Mount Rushmore passes through the pristine beauty of the Black Hills. The original travel card […]

Black Hills Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard is a 1949 “travel card” and was the cover on a series of postcards showing The Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota with Mt. Rushmore. “Thrust upward out of the vast prairie stand the Black Hills, a distinct group of mountains. North, South, East, and West lay the prairies receiving water […]

History of South Dakota

South Dakota sits in the north central United States and is divided by the Missouri River running north to south through the state. The Black Hills in the southwestern region of the state was famous as a spiritual land for the Sioux nation and today is famous for Mount Rushmore National Park. In 1803, the […]