Chavez Trading Post

John Wetherill moved to the Chavez Trading Post in 1902-03 from the Ojo Alamo Trading Post leaving his partner Clyde Corville at Ojo Alamo to manage it. A drought forced the closure of both the Ojo Alamo and Chavez trading posts in 1904. John his family and Clyde Corville then moved to the Chaco Canyon Trading Post 1904 remaining there until 1906 when they moved to Oljato, Utah.
IMG 5572 copy  The abandoned site of the Chavez Trading Post, East of Thoreau, New Mexico.  This area of thet site was strewn with tin cans and broken plates . IMG 5573  The abandoned site of the Chavez Trading Post, East of Thoreau, New Mexico.  This area of thet site was strewn with tin cans and broken plates . IMG 5571  The abandoned site of the Chavez Trading Post, East of Thoreau, New Mexico.  This area of thet site was strewn with tin cans and broken plates . IMG 5579  The abandoned site of the Chavez Trading Post, East of Thoreau, New Mexico.  This area of thet site was strewn with tin cans and broken plates . Marie Garcia Shaffner searching for broken ceramics. IMG 5575  The abandoned site of the Chavez Trading Post, East of Thoreau, New Mexico.  This area of thet site was strewn with tin cans and broken plates . Marie Garcia Shaffner searching for broken ceramics. IMG 5574  The abandoned site of the Chavez Trading Post, East of Thoreau, New Mexico.  This area of thet site was strewn with tin cans and broken plates .
IMG 5576  The abandoned site of the Chavez Trading Post, East of Thoreau, New Mexico.  This area of thet site was strewn with tin cans and broken plates . Marie Garcia Shaffner searching for broken ceramics. IMG 5578  The abandoned site of the Chavez Trading Post, East of Thoreau, New Mexico.  This area of thet site was strewn with tin cans and broken plates . chavez wetherill  Chavez Trading Post East of Thoreau, New Mexico. John Wetherill,  Wetherill children, Georgia Ida and Benjamin, Louisa Wetherill and Lillian Schurlock .  John and Louisa took care of Lillian who was from Mancos, Colorado.  The Navajo Indian's name is unknown. 1903 or 1904