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Arrowood Trading Post Building

2700 N. Old Highway 66, Catoosa, OK

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This is the "back" of the Arrowood Trading Post (originally the Chief Wolf Robe's Indian Trading Post), and it is the view you get from the Blue Whale parking lot which is directly across the road. The front of the building faces the 1926 alignment of Route 66 a block east of the current alignment.

Chief Wolf Robe Hunt was a full blooded Acoma Indian who opened the trading post here in the early 1950s selling Indian Art and silverwoork. He was the brother-in-law of Hugh Davis, who built the Blue Whale.

x In the mid 1950s, in a short lived partnership with Hugh Davis the name was changed to the Catoosa Indian Trading Post and pumps selling Phillips 66 gas were added. A cafe was also added at that time. After the partnership ended Chief Wolf Robe Hunt continued to run the trading post until he died in 1977 after which the building sat empty for several years. The Arrowood Trading Post opened in 1990 as a gift, novelty and souvenir shop and closed in the late 1990s. In 2011 it was an auto repair shop.

Photo(s): 2012, 2013



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