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 reports:
“Nowhere has nature been so lavish in so limited an area with diversity of scenery. … It is delightful equally for the vacationist who has but a day to spend and for him whose time is unlimited. The clear air, perfumed with the breath of pines, the rollicking streams dancing from shunshine to shadow, and the calm beauty of the mountains afford restfulness derived only from such surroundings. A few minutes walk carries you from the main arteries of travel to primeval solitude. Canyons and gorges, streams and shopes find there a new arrangement in the infinite variety of nature.”
Well this vintage postcard has just made the Black Hills and Mt. Rushmore sound like a great place to visit!