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Apr 29, 2014 - Hubbell Trading Post

Spent a couple of hours at The Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado today. I found this place to be very interesting. It's off the beaten path but well worth the detour. It is the oldest operating trading post on the Navajo Nation. Ganado Mucho, ( many cattle in Spanish) the last peace chief of the Navajo, became friends with Hubbell and convinced him that he would do good business if he bought the trading post. The original name of the town was Pueblo Colorado and there was constant confusion with the town of Pueblo in Colorado so Hubbell...

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May 10, 2013 - Hubblle Trading Post, Painted Desert, & Petrified Forest

We drove to Ganado to visit the Historic Hubblle Trading Post, on the Navajo Reservation is in its original condition. Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is a meeting ground of two cultures, the Navajo and settlers who came to the area to settle in what is now northeastern Arizona in the late 19th century. These settlers came from Mexico from the south and eastern United States. In 1878, John Lorenzo Hubbell purchased this trading post. Hubbell family members operated this trading post until it was sold to the National Park Service...

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Apr 30, 2012 - Enroute to Canyon De Chelly

It’s a short run to Chilne, Arizona for our stop in Canyon de Chelly (120 miles). We were in no hurry and I really enjoyed the scenery. Outside Gallup, NM you see the typical red cliffs present in all the old western movies. I tried to take some photos while we were moving. My driver was nervous about pulling to the side of the interstate road. One rock formation was really cool looking. I learned that is was known as Church Rock. It does look like a cathedral. I looked it up on my smart phone and found a very interesting story. Church Rock...

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May 30, 2010 - Hubbell Trading Post, Ganado, AZ

Hubbell Trading Post NHS On the way to Albuquerque we stopped at Hubbell Trading Post NHS. The trading post was established in 1876 and is the oldest continuously opening trading post on the Navajo reservation. Navajo weavers can be seen in the slow process of creating a rug. A vast collection of rugs can be found in the rug room. The grounds and Hubbell home are open for tours. Sorry no photos were taken.

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Western US 2010

Nov 1, 2006 - Across the Navajo Reservation

Today, we drove from Joseph City to Chinle, AZ. We stopped in Ganado to tour the Hubble Trading Post National Monument. It was very interesting and is the trading post that has been in existence the longest. It is still a working trading post today, with a small grocery store and a place for the indians to sell their creations. Beautiful Navajo rugs and blankets were everywhere. Baskets galore, jewelry, leather work and silver. All displayed beside the usual tourist t-shirts etc. I loved the blankets and found one that was just right, even...

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