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 Coolidge, 30th President of the United States, and became known as the summer White House during his Presidency.
Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. It was recently filmed in the 2007 movie, National Treasure, The Book of Secrets.
The old postcard gives a beautiful view of the State Game Lodge in the 19040’s. Today, it is a wonderful place to stay to experience that old fashioned charm of a lodge while on a fishing or hiking and exploring vacation in Custer State Park in South Dakota.