Haynes Trading Post

A trading post once owned by two Anglo-American brothers who employed Navajo to operate the establishment. The main building was rectangular with each room having an exterior door. The site is fairly typical of trading post during this time period whereby the trading post consists of shelter with the trader's living quarters in the main building; storage outbuildings; a permanent source of water; hogans; animal-containment areas; and grazing areas atop the mesa accessed by the main trail. Additionally, two hogans and two sweat lodges on the terrace above the trading post reflect traditional Navajo occupation (Gregory 2016). The trading post is located on BLM land.

Land Owner: State of New Mexico
➠ Access Permit Required
Site Rating: 4 Star
Site Elevation: 6608 ft / 2014 m
Hiking Difficulty: Easy =
Someone in fair hiking condition;
Distance less than 1,200 feet;
Elevation gain less than 20 feet.

References:
Gregory, Carrie J. 2016
Cultural Traditions of Abandoned Rural Cultural Landscapes. Association of Preservation Technology Bulletin, Journal of Preservation Technology 47:2-3 2016.


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