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Querino Canyon Trading Post Ruins

Querino Dirt Rd. Querino, AZ

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There isn't much to see at the ruins of the old Querino Canyon Trading Post that was once owned by Claude and Clara Lee. An old chimney and a column stand among the rubble left of one building near the east edge of the canyon.

GPS: 35.271783, -109.276041

x The trading post burned down in the 1990's. Like many old trading posts they also sold gas here, in this case Chevron. The station was in the building on the right in this photo, not much left of that either. Jack Rittenhouse mentioned this spot in his 1946 "A Guide Book to Highway 66". In the 1970s the trading post was operated by Norman Ashcroft. I haven't found a date for when this place was built.

This was the "new" trading post, it is about 1/4 mile east of the ruins of the "old" trading post ruins. This building was boarded up when we went by in 2017.

Photo(s): 2015, 2017



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