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The oldest operating trading post on the Navajo Nation, Hubbell’s has been selling groceries, grain, hardware, horse tack, coffee, and Native American art since 1878. Visitors can tour the homestead, see exhibits in the visitor center, and experience the trading post floor. The trading post is still active, operated by the Western National Parks Association. The nonprofit continues the Hubbell family’s trading traditions.
John Lorenzo Hubbell had an enduring influence on Navajo weaving and silversmithing. He built a trading empire that included stage and freight lines. Family members operated the trading post until it was sold to the National Park Service in 1967.