100 years ago: Birth of Mount Rushmore and the modern tourism industry in S.D.
Former state historian gave speech urging communities to lure tourists with monuments
An unseasonably warm day for Jan. 22 greeted delegations from around the state who gathered in Huron in 1924 for the annual meeting of the Black and Yellow Trail Association. The warm day was a relief from what had been a cold start to the year, with temperatures well below normal.
Established five years earlier, the association had been formed to promot…