Friday, January 29, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines:1904

1904 St. Louis World's Fair features two relief maps of the Black Hills, winning the Grand Prize in recognition of their high quality. The large map is located in the Devereaux Library, the smaller in the Museum of Geology [Stymiest, Ruth Anne. "Centennial: An Illustrated History, 1885-1985". 1985, pg 28]

Information from The Aurum v. no.3, p. 19 and The Aurum v. no.3, p. 20

1904 “A mineral collection made up of Black Hills minerals, ores, and fossils was sent in 1904 to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis and was awarded a grand prize.” [Black Hills Engineer. Vol. XI, No. 1, January 1923 Pg. 29]

June 23 1905 - Regents defer the consideration of the purchase of relief maps of the Black Hills. [Ninth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1906, Fiscal Years 1904, 1905. 1906, pg. 228]

June 24 1905 - President S.W. Russell, of the South Dakota Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission, appeared before the Regents in relation to the purchase of certain relief maps belonging to the South Dakota exhibit at St. Louis. [Ninth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1906, Fiscal Years 1904, 1905. 1906, pg. 230]

1906 President Fulton recommends to the Legislature that the two Black Hills relief maps from the St. Louis Exposition be purchased for the school at the cost of $2,100. [Ninth Biennial Report of the Regents of Education of the State of South Dakota to the Governor for the Biennial Period Ending June 30, 1906, Fiscal Years 1904, 1905. 1906, pg. 131]

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