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Chief Yellowhorse Trading Post

I-40, exit 359, Lupton, AZ
Phone: 928-688-2461

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Yellowhorse Trading Post was operated by Juan "Chief" Yellowhorse. It is located on I-40, exit 359. Chief Yellowhorse, a Navajo Indian, was born in 1930 and died in 1999. In 1960 he bought the Old Miller Trading Post and changed the name to the Chief Yellowhorse Trading Post. An interesting note about Chief Yellowhorse is that he was a U. S. Navy Airman-Navigator from 1948 to 1958. During the Berlin Blockade he flew 69 supply missions into West Berlin.

x This is the old Miller Trading Post that was founded by Harry "Indian" Miller, it is located a few hundred feet east of the current shop on the old Route 66. This became the original Chief Yellowhorse Trading Post, it is now closed to the public.

x Be sure to look for the buffalo silhouettes by the driveway to the original trading post site.

Photo(s): 2009 - 2015



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