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South Dakota Department of Highways, “Season’s Greetings” postcard

 Unprocessed — Box: 06652 B
Identifier: H2017-057

Content Description

The collection consists of one (4 x 8 ½ inch) “Season’s Greetings” postcard created by the South Dakota Department of Highways. The postcard featured a photo of the Department of Highways building in Pierre, built in 1964. The postcard also lists John Emmett Olson as Director and A. M. “Bill” Young as State Highway Engineer. John E. Olson was listed as director of the Department of Highways in the 1967 South Dakota Manual. He is not listed in 1965 or 1969 dating this postcard to the late 1960s. The Department of Highways existed until 1973 when the Department of Transportation was created. Built in 1964, the Becker-Hansen Building is the central headquarters for the Department of Transportation. The name was changed to the Becker-Hansen Building in tribute to Ron Becker and David Hansen, who were killed when the state plane crashed on April 19, 1993. It is located at 700 East Broadway Avenue in Pierre (S.D.).

Acquisition Type


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  • late 1960s


0.1 Cubic Feet