Goulding's Trading Post is a lodge, trading post, and museum located just north of the Arizona–Utah border, adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park in Monument Valley. Harry Goulding introduced director John Ford to Monument Valley where he shot several of his classic westerns. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 20, 1980 …From Wikipedia
Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park.. Navajo Name: Tse'Bii'Ndzisgaii READ MORE
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum is comprised of several different areas. The first is the ‘Trading Post Bull Pen’, The Ware Room, The Josef Muench Room,The ‘Movie Room, and The ‘Living Quarters.’ READ A LOT MORE
“Diné Bikeyah, or Navajoland, is larger than 10 of the 50 states in America. This vast land is unique because the people here have achieved something quite rare: the ability of an indigenous people to blend both traditional and modern ways of life. The Navajo Nation truly is a nation within a nation.”
A Must for John Wayne fans
“The Code Talker's served in all six Marine divisions from 1942 to 1945 and have been credited with saving countless lives. The Code Talker's primary job was to transmit information on tactics, orders and other vital battlefield information via telegraphs and radios in their native language.”
Goulding’s Lodge is located on the west side of Hwy 163 directly across the highway from the road that leads to the entrance of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. One could think of Goulding’s as a hub with:: campground, museum, restaurant, gift shop, grocery store, gas station & convenience store with a food court, car wash, and Laundromat, and an airport. Check This Out For More Info….. Next, a different kind of “Code Talker”
“Run Forrest Run” Did you know Forrest Gump’s computer password is 1 Forrest 1….
“The ‘Living Quarters’ is upstairs and has been restored as closely as possible to how the Goulding’s home appeared in the late 1940’s and early 50’s.”
Gouldings Lodge & Trading Post ~ Monument Valley
Thanks for stopping by. Linda and I hope you enjoyed your visit.. While visiting the museum (which I would do again) we didn’t stay or dine at Goulding’s. Hopefully another time.. A little farther down the road::
To Learn more check out this previous post:: Western Trip: Monument Valley, Valley Of The Gods, Moki Dugway.. A Photo Journey
John Wayne Toilet Paper::::Back in the days of cowboys and Indians, toilet paper had just been invented. An Indian, unaware of the new invention, was amazed when he saw a cowboy using it out in the woods. Instead of scalping the cowboy, he offers to let him live if he tells the Indian where he can get some toilet paper. And the cowboy told the Indian about a trading post in the middle of the forest.
The next day, the Indian was looking over the different types of toilet paper and asked the clerk how much the “Soft and Gentle” was.“That'd be $2.50,” said the clerk. “Too much,” mumbled the Indian, “how about the 'Gentle'?” “That one's $2,” answered the clerk. “Still too much,” complained the Indian, “anything cheaper?” “Welllll,” replied the clerk, “We do have a generic kind.” “What generic mean?” asked the Indian. “It means it doesn't have a name, and it's only 50 cents.” “Me take that,” said the Indian.
The next day, the Indian returns to the trading post and tells the clerk, “Me have name for generic toilet paper.” “Oh,” says the clerk, “what's the name?” “Me call it John Wayne... it's rough, tough and it take no crap from Indian.”
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