South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA OFFICIAL MAPS

Notes:
The 1932 map is known to exist with “Department of Agriculture” on the front cover, rather than “State Highway Commission.” Other years may exist as well. These are not detailed below.

1940 maps are also known to exist folded to the dimensions of the 1941 map, i.e. 4 x 9.25, however the cover graphics are designed for the 4 x 7.25 folding dimensions.

Many South Dakota maps have two sides that could be considered the cover. For the years 1950 – 1972, the side with the phrase “Free Distribution” is considered the front. From 1973 to 1982, if one side has the phrase “South Dakota Department of Highways”, then that is considered the back and the other side is described. If that phrase does not appear, then one side is chosen at random.

According to SD DOT, the reason for the second 1986 map was to include the name of a town (Arlington) accidentally left off the first.

SDSHS refers to the South Dakota State Historical Society map collection.

Sponsor(s): none

Last updated: 5/9/16 (meg)

South Dakota Maps:
1918; reported by SD DOT
1922; dtd cvr; 30 pg booklet (St. Hwy. 50 marker on cvr) with map attached inside bk cvr; 4 x 6.75
1924; dtd cvr; 40 pg booklet (St. Hwy. 50 marker on cvr) with map attached inside bk cvr; 4 x 6.75
1925; reported by SDSHS
1926; reported by SD DOT and SDSHS
1927; reported by SDSHS
1928; reported by SDSHS
      [2 versions reported by SDSHS: { }, {May 1}]
1929; dtd cvr (Jul 15); bw txt cvr “State Highways”; 4.75 x 8.5
1930; reported in Newberry Library collection and by PC
1931; dtd cvr (May 1); bw txt cvr “State Highways”; 4.5 x 8.5
1932; dtd cvr (May 15); “State & County Highways”, otherwise same as 1931
1933; dtd cvr; bw photo “State Capitol at Pierre”; 4.75 x 9.5
1934-35; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1933
1936; dtd cvr; bw photo “State Capitol at Pierre” (same photo, dif design from 1934-35); 3.75 x 9.25
1937; dtd cvr; bw photo “State Capitol at Pierre”; (same photo as 1936, zoomed in a bit) 3.75 x 9.25
1938; dtd cvr; bw photo of st cptl bldg (diff photo than 1933-37); 3.75 x 9.25
1939; dtd cvr; bw photo “Mount Rushmore National Memorial”; 3.75 x 9.25
      [2 known versions: {bw brown tone photo}, {photo in black & blue ink}]
1940; dtd cvr; clr photo of crowd under Mt Rushmore; 4 x 7.25
      [2 known versions: {“South Dakota” in black}, {“South Dakota” in red}]
1941; dtd cvr; clr photo of road and trees below Mt Rushmore; 4 x 9.25
1942; dtd map title; bw photo of 2 men below Mt Rushmore; 4 x 9.25
1944; dtd cvr; bw photo of st cptl bldg; 4 x 9.25
1945; reported by SDSHS
1946; dtd cvr; bw aerial photo of long straight road and farms; 4 x 9.25
1947; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1944
1948; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1944
1949; dtd cvr; clr dwg of car driving on road; 4 x 9.25
1950; dtd cvr; clr dwg of car parked by rd with Mt Rushmore in bkgrd; 4 x 9
1951; dtd cvr; bw photo of horses riders on trail; 4 x 9
1952; dtd cvr; clr photo of woman & kid seated below Mt Rushmore; 4 x 9
1953; dtd cvr; clr photo of woman & kid standing below Mt Rushmore; 4 x 9
1954; dtd cvr; clr photo of road & Mt Rushmore; 4 x 9
1955; dtd cvr; clr photo of 2 women watching boaters on lake; 4 x 9
1956; dtd cvr; clr photo of Mt Rushmore; 4 x 9
1957; dtd cvr; clr photo of road, lake, and wooded hills; 4 x 9
1958; dtd cvr; clr photo of woman and children fishing; 4 x 9
1959; dtd cvr; clr photo of horseback riders by lake; 4 x 9
1960; dtd cvr; 2 clr photos “Mt Rushmore/Badlands” (ci); 4 x 9
1961; dtd cvr; 2 clr photos of Mt Rushmore/hwy in badlands; 4 x 9
1962; dtd cvr; clr photo “Palmer Gulch in the Black Hills” (ci); 4 x 9
1963; dtd cvr; clr photo “A workman is dwarfed by Lincoln’s head on Mt. Rushmore” (ci); 4 x 9
1964; dtd cvr; clr photo “Mt. Rushmore…in sunrise glory” (ci); 4 x 9
1965; dtd cvr; clr photo “Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, America’s Shrine of Democracy” (ci); 4 x 9
1966; dtd cvr; clr photo “Helicopter view of Mt. Rushmore and Black Hills” (ci); 4 x 9
1967; dtd cvr; 5 clr photos “Water skiing – Black Hills, Terry Peak ski area…” (ci); 4 x 9
1968; dtd cvr; clr photo of people below Mt Rushmore; 3.75 x 8.5
1969; dtd cvr; clr photo of Mt Rushmore (beige border); 4 x 9
1970; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1969 exc lavender border
1971-72; dtd cvr; clr photo of Mt Rushmore through trees; 4 x 9
1972-73; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1971-72
1973-74; dtd cvr; 2 clr photos (water-skier, family in badlands); 4 x 9
1974; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1973-74
1975-76; dtd cvr; collage of clr dwgs; 4 x 9
1976; dtd cvr; clr photo of Mt Rushmore; 4 x 9
1977-78; dtd cvr; bw (brown tint) photo of Mt Rushmore “The Mt. Rushmore Lincoln Head”; 4 x 9
1978-79; dtd cvr; clr photo of tourists below Mt Rushmore; 4 x 9
1979-80; dtd cvr; clr photo of Mt Rushmore and trees; 4 x 9
1980-81; dtd cvr; clr photo of st cptl; 4 x 9
1981-82; dtd cvr; 2 clr photos (horseback riders/bridge); 4 x 9
1982-83; dtd cvr; 2 clr photos (windsurfer/Mt Rushmore [Washington]); 4 x 9
1986; clr photo “The road to the Black Hills Playhouse…”; 4.5 x 9
      [2 known versions: {not dtd, town of Arlington missing}, {dtd cprt, date code (846736-15)}]
1987; dtd cprt, date code (876736-16); otherwise same as 1986 A
1989; dtd back cvr; clr photo of Mt Rushmore (Lincoln) with US flag; 6 x 9
1990 A; dtd cprt; same as 1989 exc different title layout & no “Centennial”
1990 B; dtd cprt; clr photo of Mt Rushmore (Mount Rushmore 1941-1991 logo on back); 6 x 9
1991; dtd cprt; otherwise same as 1990 B exc no logo
1993; dtd cvr (cprt 1992); clr photo Mt Rushmore; 6 x 9
1994; dtd cprt; clr photo of Mt Rushmore (Washington & Lincoln); 6 x 9
      [2 known versions: {Gov. Miller on back}, {Crazy Horse photo on back}]
1996; dtd cprt; clr photo of Mt Rushmore behind concrete wall; 6 x 9
1997; dtd cprt; clr photo of Washington’s head (Mt. Rushmore); 6 x 9
1998; dtd cprt; clr photo of part of Mt. Rushmore (Washington & Lincoln); 6 x 9
2001 A; dtd cprt; clr photo of Mt Rushmore and red car in center of highway; 6 x 9
2001 B; dtd cprt; clr photo of Mt. Rushmore (sticker over previous cvr); 6 x 9
2003; dtd cprt; clr photo “Lewis and Clark re-enactors on the Missouri River”; 6 x 9
2005; dtd cprt; clr photo “Badlands Loop Scenic Byway”; 6 x 9
2007; dtd cprt; clr photo of Mt. Rushmore with keys and camera; 6 x 9
2008; dtd cprt; clr photo of Mr. Rushmore from the air; 6 x 9
2011; dtd cprt; clr photo of Mt. Rushmore; 6 x 9
2013; dtd cprt; clr photo of Mt. Rushmore greenery at bottom; 6 x 9
2015; dtd cprt; clr photo of Mt. Rushmore from the air; 6 x 9