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Navajo Mountain Trading Post

Kluckhohn makes no mention in Beyond the Rainbow of stopping here in 1927, and there are no photos of Navajo Mountain Trading Post in the James J Hanks album of the 1927 trip. The photos here were all taken in 1928, as best we can determine, and it was here that the Navajo Dogi joined the 1928 trip, to guide it across the San Juan and Colorado Rivers to the top of the Kaiparowits Plateau. Nevertheless, it is hard to believe they did not stop here in 1927, a luxury stop compared to the trail ahead. Ben and Myrle Wetherill, the son and daughter-in-law of John and Louisa Wetherill, founded and operated this trading post in 1926-1927 until they sold it to the Dunn family in 1932.

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Navajo Mountain Trading Post Corral (1928) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks
NAU.PH.2005.3.2.13.4 (item number: 44969)




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Navajo Mountain Trading Post Corral (2005) -- Photographed by R.H. Webb (U.S.G.S.)
Stake# 4831




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Navajo Mountain Trading Post Corral (1928) -- Photographed by J.J. Hanks
NAU.PH.2005.3.2.21.27 (item number: 45130)




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Navajo Mountain Trading Post Corral (2005) -- Photographed by R.H. Webb (U.S.G.S.)
Stake# 4832




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