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[Photo] Hubbell Trading Post, interior and exterior
National Park Service photo by Fred Mang, Jr. photographer (above) and NPS Digital Archive (below) [Photo]

Hubbell Trading Post was founded in 1878 when John Lorenzo Hubbell bought out another trader, "Old Man" William Leonard. Trading posts played a unique role in reservation life, serving as places of business, social life and contact with other communities and cultures. Hubbell worked closely with the Navajo weavers and silversmiths to find markets for their products. Often a spokesman to the outside world for the Navajo, Hubbell was one of the foremost traders of Navajo goods. Today, Hubbell Trading Post is the oldest continuously operating trading post on the Navajo Nation and is still a crossroads of cultures.

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, administered by the National Park Service, is on the Navajo Nation, one mile west of Ganado, Arizona. The Post can be reached by AZ 264 (Navajo Rte. 3) from the east/west and by US 191 from the north/south. The post is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm (6:00pm in the summer). Please call 928-755-3405, or visit the post's website for further information.


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