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Verkamp's Curios: National Register of Historic Places
I do not know 40 years later exactly what shop I was in when I took this picture. But I know Verkamp's was there in 1966 because they've been there since 1906, and I think they must be one of the few souvenier shops that is on the National Register. They do sell whips because I see them on the virtual tour of the store, and they are right near the entrance even today. So I think there is a good chance that I was here.
ln addition to souveniers and crafts, you can see a big limestone fireplace and a 535 pound meteorite - a part of the iron asteroid that hit Northern Arizona about 50,000 years ago and created Meteor Crater. You will see mounted deer, elk, antelope, owl, and buffalo heads - this shop is like an old time trading post (although probably prettier)
What to buy: I don't know if I bought anything here. Their stuff ranges from the normal souvenirs type stuff to higher priced Native American arts and crafts. My mom bought a lot of stuff in the early 30s on reservations, so I'm sure she would have been checking out the stuff that they had.
Their website says: "We showcase one-of-a-kind Navajo rugs, Hopi kachinas, Zuni fetishes, pottery and baskets from many tribes, and the finest sterling silver and gold jewelry."
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