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Shonto in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Wagon

Navajo National Monument

 
 
Wagon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 5, 2008
1. Wagon Marker
Inscription.  You can tell that this two-horse wagon has traveled many a mile over rough Navajo reservation roads. One of the many styles made around the turn of the century specifically for the Indian trade, and sold at trading posts. Horse drawn wagons are a rare sight on the reservation today.

In your travels through the reservation, you’ve undoubtedly already encountered plenty of pickup trucks—the most popular mode of Navajo transportation today. Horses are used for herding sheep and other livestock, and for competing in rodeos. It’s common practice among Navajos to share rides, and to take people where they need to go in exchange for good conversation.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
 
Location. 36° 40.716′ N, 110° 32.472′ W. Marker is in Shonto, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Arizona Route 564. The marker is near the Navajo National Monument Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shonto AZ 86054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sandal Trail (a few steps from this marker); Sweathouse (a few steps from this marker); Big Sagebrush (a few steps from this marker); Hogan (a few steps from this marker); The Pygmy Conifer Forest - An Indian Store (a few steps from this marker); Dinosaur Footprint (a few steps from this marker); Upside-down Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Canyons in Time (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shonto.
 
Two Horse Wagon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 5, 2008
2. Two Horse Wagon
Navajo National Monument Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 5, 2008
3. Navajo National Monument Visitor Center
Sign at the entrance to the National Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 5, 2008
4. Sign at the entrance to the National Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 22, 2024