Anonymous
1938

Roadside attraction flyer for mythical Hidden City South Dakota

Hidden City the Mystery of the Ages with The Black Hills of South Dakota, A Mountain Vacation Land

DESCRIPTION: Very scarce advertising flyer ca. 1938 with map for the long-forgotten Hidden City, a roadside attraction in South Dakota's Black Hills; Admission 25 cents.

1940s sign for Hidden City Roadside Attraction
1940s road sign for Hidden City
(not included)

The recto teases "Did Alley Oop ? ? ? ? ? ." "Prehistoric Walls, Cross Walls, Arches and Pavements with Hieroglyphics. Lost City?" and includes a crude drawing of 1930s artist's concept of a caveman, complete with loincloth and club.


Hidden City, South Dakota Roadside Attraction

Verso with a road map of South Dakota highlighting the location of a number of area attractions, both large and small. The less well-known of these attractions include:
  • Black Hills Rock Museum
  • Black Hills Sugar Factory, Belle Fourche
  • Stage Barn Caverns
  • Water Carnival and Race Meet
  • Nameless Cave
  • Strato Bowl
Earl Brockelsby, who later started another attraction in 1937, Reptile Gardens, worked as a tour guide at Hidden City.

Gemelli Carreri, Giovanni Francesco (1651-1725)


Gemelli Carreri, an Italian traveler and adventurer, published the six-volume A Voyage Around the World in 1699-1700 based on his six-year voyage aboard the galleon San Jose. Gemelli Carreri stopped in New Spain (Mexico) in 1697.

CREATOR: Anonymous

PUBLICATION DATE: 1938

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/a

CONDITION: Fair.  A bit browned still but lightly rinsed and flattened. A few .5" edge tears repaired invisibly.

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SIZE: 8 " x 14 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 78

PRICE: $135

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