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Twin Arrows Trading Post

I-40, exit 219, Twin Arrows, AZ

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Twin Arrows Trading Post was formerly Canyon Padre Trading Post and dates back to the late 1940s. It consisted of a Mobil gas station, store and cafe. In 1954 Jean and William Troxell purchased it and changed the name to Twin Arrows Trading Post and the two giant arrows were added to attract attention. Twin Arrows Trading Post lettering can be seen on the parapet of the main building.

It also had a 1951 ten-stool "Master Model" Valentine Diner, seen on the left in this photo where you see "Cafe", Breakfast and Hamburgers lettering appear on the parapet.


The trademark twin arrows stand near a couple of old fuel pumps. The trading post closed in the mid 1990s and now belongs to the Hopi Indians. It is located at I-40, exit 219.

Photo(s): 2012 - 2013

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