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

Wagon

Navajo National Monument

 
 
Wagon Marker image. Click for full size.
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, youíve 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. Itís 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.
 
Location. 36° 40.716′ N, 110° 32.472′ W. Marker is in Shonto, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Arizona Route 564. Touch for map. The marker is near the Navajo National Monument Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Shonto AZ 86054, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sandal Trail (a few steps from this marker); Sweathouse (a few steps from this marker); Dinosaur Footprint
Two Horse Wagon image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 5, 2008
2. Two Horse Wagon
(a few steps from this marker); Canyons in Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Upside-down Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Navajo National Monument Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
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.
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. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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