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Trading Post Families of Winslow, AZ
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    • Navajo Rug

    • Navajo Rug
    • Unknown
    • Building Furnishings: Floor Covering: Rug
    • Handwoven Navajo rug, 44 inches x 67 inches, was on the floor of Red Lake Trading Post during the Williams' family ownership, 1914 - 1929.
    • Williams kids' first summer at Red Lake Trading Post, 1914

    • Williams kids' first summer at Red Lake Trading Post, 1914
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Children of William F. and Gertie Williams the first summer at Red Lake Trading Post. Esther holding Tootie, Mr. Cresswell-a carpenter, Billie, and Roy wading in water. Walter not pictured.
    • Billie Williams,  Miss Northern Arizona in 1927

    • Billie Williams, Miss Northern Arizona in 1927
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifacts: Print, Photographic
    • Billie is wearing a "suit" made from gold and sequined butterfly wings from a friend's costume. Created in less than one day, Billie had to be sewn into it before the final competition. Billie published three books, and was elected to three terms...
    • Tuba Trading Post

    • Tuba Trading Post
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Group of people with touring car. Third from left against the wall is Marjorie Stiles, wife of Jot Stiles, one of the managers of the Trading Post for the Babbitts.
    • Marjorie Stiles and Hollywood Actor Jack Holt

    • Marjorie Stiles and Hollywood Actor Jack Holt
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifacts: Print, Photographic
    • Tuba Trading Post often hosted Hollywood types. Actor Jack Holt was there with a crew filming "Sunset Pass." Several other movies were filmed in the area.
    • Shekayah Guest Ranch brochure

    • Shekayah Guest Ranch brochure
    • Stiles, Jot
    • Communications Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Brochure
    • A brochure detailing facilities and surrounding area on the Navajo Reservation. For a time, well-known cowboys Jessie Smith and Jot Stiles split duties running this large operation.
    • Jot Stiles, Indian Trader and Rancher.

    • Jot Stiles, Indian Trader and Rancher.
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • One of Jot Stiles' early jobs was collecting delinquent debts for a Winslow bank. He traveled on horseback and was armed with a rifle.
    • Jot Barnett Stiles' U.S. Trader tag

    • Jot Barnett Stiles' U.S. Trader tag
    • U. S. Government
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Tag, Merchandise
    • This tag verified the authenticity of the trader, and of the blanket to which it was attached.
    • Castle Butte Trading Post

    • Castle Butte Trading Post
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • One of four trading posts run by Jot Stiles was Castle Butte. Sitting in the doorway is his daughter, Betty. After she and her younger sister, Mary May married, both took turns running the post with their respective husbands. A son Roger was to...
    • Betty Stiles, Miss Winslow 1938

    • Betty Stiles, Miss Winslow 1938
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Another pagent winner that hailed from Winslow area trading posts, Betty Stiles was named Miss Winslow in 1938. Photograph taken at Castle Butte Trading Post.
    • Kaibito Trading Post at left, day school and teachers' quarters to the right

    • Kaibito Trading Post at left, day school and teachers' quarters to the right
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Kaibito Trading Post at left, day school and teachers' quarters to the right. Post was run by Ralph and Julia Jones for the Richardson's from 1934 to 1952. The Jones owned it from 1952 to 1962. It was operated by daughter Elizabeth Anne for the...
    • Spring Wool Season at Kaibito Trading Post.

    • Spring Wool Season at Kaibito Trading Post.
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • The spring wool season was a key element in the trading post business for both the Native American and the trader. The sacks usually weighed about 200 pounds each.
    • Julia and Ralph Jones

    • Julia and Ralph Jones
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Kaibito owners Julia and Ralph Jones in the mid 1950's. Mr. Jones was likely the only trader whose primary vehicle was a car, not a truck, according to Elizabeth Anne Jones Dewveall, daughter.
    • Airplane at Kaibito Air Strip.

    • Airplane at Kaibito Air Strip.
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Kaibito's air strip was on a bluff near the post. These visitors are all unidentified. The taller little girl is Elizabeth Anne Jones, daughter of the traders.
    • Bruchman's Curio Store

    • Bruchman's Curio Store
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • R. M. Bruchman owned a post at Bird Springs before moving his family to Winslow in 1921 to begin his enterprise at 113. West Second in Winslow. It was in continuous operation until 1996, ten years after his death.
    • R. M. Bruchman, 1880 - 1986

    • R. M. Bruchman, 1880 - 1986
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • R.M. Bruchman in the front part of his store; he kept an apartment in the rear from the late 1920's until 1980. He was never without a cigar, and on walks around town, a suit and fedora.
    • Interior of Bruchman's Curio Store

    • Interior of Bruchman's Curio Store
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • An view of the interior of Bruchman's Curio Store with just a small amount of its stock.
    • Original letterhead from Bruchman's Curio Store

    • Original letterhead from Bruchman's Curio Store
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Top of original sheet of letterhead from Bruchman's Curio Store. The 'swastika' symbol dates back to ancient cultures both on this continent and in Europe, and is a sign for good luck and prosperity.
    • Cedar Springs Trading Post  Panoramic

    • Cedar Springs Trading Post Panoramic
    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • The view was grand but the location isolated, as was the case for most trading posts.

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