Century of Progress International Exposition - Chicago 1933

A century of progress

May 27 - November 12, 1933 and June 1 - October 31, 1934


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South Dakota

South Dakota at the Exhibition Expo Chicago 1933

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At the back of the South Dakota exhibit a cyclorama takes us on a quick trip through the state. Peaceful agricultural and water scenes are contrasted with the rugged landscape of the Bad Dands and the Black Hills.

South Dakota's mining activities are represented by a 4-metre slab of polished marble and displays of minerals and semi-precious stones.

The entire mining operation is shown in a diorama.
A model of Mount Rushmore shows the progress of work on the gigantic monument that Gutzon Borglum is carving into the side of the mountain.

Sportsmen will be interested in the comprehensive display of deer heads, bison, elk, and antelope. Game birds and fish are displayed and bison and animal hides are nailed to the walls.

©Official Guide Book 1933-1934