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    by akkipaa Updated Jan 18, 2012

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    Tanner's Crossing is a suspension bridge and was built in 1911 by the Midland Bridge Co. The one-lane bridge is nowadays closed to vehicles and unfortunately to pedestrians also.

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    by Yaqui Updated Dec 28, 2008

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    The marker reads: Named for one of Arizona’s first U.S. senator. A pioneered in development of trails and copper mines in the Grand Canyon. Near here was the site of Tanner’s Crossing of the Little Colorado River on the Mormon Trail from Utah via Lee Ferry to the settlements in Arizona and Mexico.

    As soon as we pulled into the parking lot, the bridge just stands out of course, but I was like, "Look honey a marker!" The hubby was like, here we go...LOL! This wonderful marker is located right next to the bridge, make sure you take the time to read it!

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    by Yaqui Written Dec 28, 2008

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    Near here was Tanners Crossing so that settlers could cross from the Mormon Trail, via Lee Ferry. Built by Midland Bridge Co. Kansas, Mo. in 1911 that crossed over the Little Colorado River creating the first easy access over the gorge. Not soon after this, Hubert and C.D. Richardson established Cameron Trading Post named after Arizona's first U.S. Senators, so Navajo & Hopi locals could barter their wool, blankets, & live-stock for dry goods.

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    by akkipaa Written Jan 16, 2012

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    We visited some Indian art galleries and souvenier shops during Route 66 but this is definitely best of those. The selection is huge and you can find things you have never imagined, at least if you are not an Indian. Unfortunately our space was limited, I could buy only miniature staff (e.g. tomahawk). Other minus to us was that our feet are to big in width to suit original suede moccasines.

    There are art, jewelry, plankets, shoes, themed dolls, decor and sculptures, among the other, I liked most hunting stuff of Navajo's, Hopi's, Zuni's and more.

    Winter Hours: 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
    Summer Hours: 6:00 AM-9:30 PM
    Thanksgiving Day: Close at 12:00 PM
    December 16: Restaurant and Store close at 5:00 PM.
    Christmas Eve: Close at 6:00 PM
    Christmas Day: Closed

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    by Yaqui Written Dec 28, 2008

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    There are so many wonderful parts to this trading post. Although, the gift shop is wonderful, you must not forget to wonder around in the Gallery. Some of the most renowned contemporary Native American Indian artistry you can find here. It is just to the right of parking lot. It is located in the historical part of the trading post buildings.

    Don't forget to look closely at the walls, you might find some really interesting history imprinted in the stone....wink...wink!

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    by Yaqui Written Dec 28, 2008

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    Brothers, Hubert and C.D. Richardson soon established the Cameron Trading Post. Horse drawn wagons full of bartered goods made by local Dine artist would sometime take days to get this establishment, so this became a place that welcome them not just as quest but friends. The brothers earned the honor of the Dines trust since they learned the customs and language. Over the years it has become a popular place to stop, rest, eat, or find those unique souvenirs.

    Winter Hours: 7:00 AM-9:00 PM
    Summer Hours: 6:00 AM-10:00 PM
    Thanksgiving Day: Close at 12:00 PM
    December 13th: Close at 5:00 PM
    Christmas Eve: Close at 6:00 PM
    Christmas Day: Closed

    I will vouch, this store is huge and so many different souvenirs to choose from. So if you stop and are looking for something typical or unique, this is the place to browse. There is so much here!!

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