Tiz Nat Zin Wetherill Trading Post

The location of the Winslow Wetherill trading post called Tiz-Nat-Zin is upstream from the Don Gleason Bridge on Highway 371.
IMG 2038  Opened in 1901 by the Hyde Exploration Expedition and managed for a year or so by Winslow Wetherill. It was formerly the Swirer's Store opened in 1878. The store was operated by two German brothers who introduced the Germantown wool yarn to the Navajo's. These rugs were produced primarily for the wall hanging market. The Marietta Palmer family stopped here in 1895 guided by Richard Wetherill. The Black and White photos are from the 1896 American Museum of Natural History collection. The photos were taken by Dr. George H. Pepper an Archeologist employed by the Hyde Exploration Expedition to oversee the excavations at Chaco Canyon. IMG 2070  The Tiz-Nat-Zin exploration group November 10, 2011. L- R Klara Kelly Ph.D, Dr. Gus Scott, Sandra Scott, Jim Shaffner, Harris Francis, Harvey Leake, photographer Marie Garcia Shaffner. The area in front of the trading post has washed out at least eight feet since the 1878 opening. IMG 2039  Harris Francis and Klara Kelly Ph.D IMG 2046  Harvey Leake
IMG 2051  Klara Kelly Ph.D IMG 2074  Jim Shaffner and Harris Francis harvey2  Harvey leake holding aan early photo of Tiz Nat Zin. The photo was used to confirm that the site was indeed Tiz Nat Zin. IMG 2047  Klara Kelly Ph.D near the remains of a Tiz Nat Zin  rock wall.
IMG 2078  Remains of a Tiz Nat Zin  rock wall. IMG 2081  Klara Kelly Ph.D and Harvey Leake discuss the Tiz-Nat-Zin Trading Post location. IMG 2044  Harvey Leake IMG 2075  The Tiz-Nat-Zin trading Post site. Notice the pyramid shaped crevice in the rock face on the upper right of the photo. This element confirmed the site with a early 1900 photo Harvey Leake had. This site is about a mile upstream from the Don Gleason Bridge on Coal Creek.
IMG 2052  The Tiz-Nat-Zin trading Post site. Notice the pyramid shaped crevice in the rock face on the upper right of the photo. This element confirmed the site with a early 1900 photo Harvey Leake had. This site is about a mile upstream from the Don Gleason Bridge on Coal Creek. Klara Kelly Ph.D and Marie Garcia Shaffner IMG 2043  Sandra Scott and Dr. Gus Scott. IMG 2091  The Tiz-Nat-Zin trading Post site. The remains of the trading post rock wall. IMG 2095  The Tiz-Nat-Zin trading Post site. The remains of a trading post rock wall.
IMG 2057  Harris Francis IMG 2080  Klara Kelly Ph.D, Harvey Leake, Sandra Scott. IMG 2086  The Tiz-Nat-Zin trading Post site. The remains of a trading post rock wall. IMG 2082  Klara Kelly Ph.D, Harvey Leake, photographer Marie Garcia Shaffner.
IMG 2096  The Tiz-Nat-Zin trading Post site. The remains of a trading post rock wall. IMG 2109  Harvey Leake sitting next to the newly re-discovered Tiz-Nat-Zin coal mine. The mine is directly across from the Tiz Nat Zin trading post. IMG 2105 copy  The newly re-discovered Tiz-Nat-Zin coal mine directly across fron the Tiz Nat Zin trading post ruins. IMG 2099  Harvey Leake holding a copy of an early Tiz-Nat-Zin photo. The wagon in front is probably a Hyde Exploration Expedition wagon delivering supplies.