Spearfish Canyon - 1938

Posted by Brian Gevik on

Tourism is big business in South Dakota and it has been for a long time.

A promotional film produced by the Chicago Northwestern Railroad shows people enjoying various recreational activities in the Black Hills in 1938. The film would have likely been shown in movie theaters before the featured film.

Below: A few still images from the film

  spearfish canyon 1938 imageSpearfish Canyon, 1938

fly fisherman imageFly fishing for trout in Spearfish Creek

swimming imageSwimming at the Devil's Bathtub

women holding coyote pupsWomen holding "tame" coyote pups.

1938filmstills-05.pngFeeding a fawn.

girl rock climbing with a ropeGirl climbing with a rope

potato creek johnny imageJohn "Potato Creek Johnny" Perrett

A school-ready video clip and teacher's guide are available in SDPB's Digital Learning Library.

More information about Spearfish Canyon:

http://www.spearfishcanyon.com/index.html

http://www.spearfish.com/canyon/

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