- Custer, SD
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Lodges, Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
“The Civilian Conservation Corps built the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center as the park museum during the winter months of 1934-35. The young men of Camp Lodge, ages 17-25, created a structure that blends into the surroundings. They used their talent in construction and native materials of logs and rocks to create a building to educate the public on the parks natural and cultural history.
Interpretive exhibits and displays allow visitors to gaze into the eyes of a 1,900-pound bison or witness tree rings dating back 330 years. Displays reveal much about the history of the area, from Black Hills geology to the efforts of an 1876 gold panner.
The Peter Norbeck Visitor Center is the main location for the parks educational programs.”
–Guide to Custer State Park
"Tatanka: The 2012 Guide to Custer State Park," South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Pg. 9.
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