Souvenir Map of the Black Hills of South Dakota: The Sunshine State.
26.25 x 18.25 in (66.675 x 46.355 cm)
1 : 211200
This is a 1940 K. Pyle pictorial map of the Black Hills, covering South Dakota and eastern Wyoming. The map depicts the region from Sundance, Wyoming to Rapid City, South Dakota and from Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Edgemont, South Dakota. National parks, national forests, state parks, mountains, lakes, and other points of interest are illustrated. Vignettes throughout juxtapose the 'Old West' and the 'modern', placing Mt. Rushmore, cowboys, prospectors, and stagecoaches next to steam engines, airplanes, and race cars. Cities and towns labeled include Deadwood, Belle Fourche, Rapid City, and Sturgis, among others. Illustrations of wildlife include elk, bison, deer, and bears.
Let's Go on a VacationA fantastic piece for people visiting the region, major U.S. and state highways are in red, making them easy to trace, and road grades are also indicated. Railroads throughout the region are illustrated and labeled. Smaller museums, lodges, motels, and other locations are also labeled. Events taking place throughout the Black Hills are also noted in red block letters, including the 'Gold Discovery Days' in July in Signal Hill, the 'Days of '76' during the first week in August in Deadwood, and the 'Key City Rodeo'during Labor Day weekend in Sturgis.
Publication History and CensusThis map was drawn by K. Pyle and published by the Black Hills and Bad Lands Association in 1940. Three examples are cataloged in the OCLC as part of the institutional collections at the Newberry Library, the University of Michigan, and the University of Minnesota Minneapolis.
Very good. Verso repairs to fold separations. Text and printed images on verso.