Category Archives: Postcards From Another Millennium

Postcards from various decades of the 20th century.

Mountain ‘Needles’, South Dakota

This image shows eroded rock formations part of the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota.

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The description states:

SENTINEL ROCKS, watchmen of the Forest, towering hundreds of feet in the air.

–These are directly visible to tourists via the road seen here winding through the formations.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

Cathedral Spires, South Dakota

This image shows the eroded and exposed mountain peaks that have been given the appellation Cathedral Spires, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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The description states:

CATHEDRAL SPIRES ON NEEDLES DRIVE

BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA

–These eroded formations are located within the Black Hills National Forest, which was established at the end of the 19th Century by William McKinley.

This card was used and is dated 10 August 1955.

Needles Highway, South Dakota

This image is of a small section of the Needles Highway in Custer State Park in South Dakota, featuring one of many tunnel sections carved from the massive rock formations along the highway.

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The description on this card is unreadable due to damage on the card, some of which is visible in the upper section of the photo. The road is also known as South Dakota Highway 87.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.