Shonto Trading Post
The Shonto Trading Post are was founded, on the site which it still occupies, in 1915, by John Wetherill and Joe Lee
Modern Shonto Trading Post occupies a 2 ½-acre leasehold on its original site on the floor of Shonto Canyon . The score is licensed to operate annually by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and is subject to the terms of its 25-year lease from the Navaho tribe.
Business is still conducted in the original store building erected shortly after World War I. In its physical layout Shonto remains a typical trading post of an earlier day: a long, low, stone building with a single door and a few small, heavily barred windows, and capped by a slightly pitched roof.