Don LORENZO HUBBELL

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Adventurer, Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn John Lorenzo HUBBELL

American trader instrumental in promoting the sale of Navajo art, sheriff of Apache County, Arizona

Born on November 27, 1853 in Parajito, New Mexico, USA , United States

Died on November 12, 1930 in Ganado, Arizona, USA

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He was born John Lorenzo Hubbell, but gradually came to be addressed as "Don", a Spanish term of respect. (NPS) He was born in Parajito, San Miguel County, New Mexico. He died in Ganado, Arizona.[1]



He spent his early years as a Spanish interpreter for the U.S. Army.

...   He was born John Lorenzo Hubbell, but gradually came to be addressed as "Don", a Spanish term of respect. (NPS) He was born in Parajito, San Miguel County, New Mexico. He died in Ganado, Arizona.[1]



He spent his early years as a Spanish interpreter for the U.S. Army.



He started a trading post in 1878 that became very successful financially. He eventually created an empire of 30 such trading posts in Arizona, New Mexico, and California.



He helped many Navajos become economically self-sufficient by showing them the patterns of blankets most likely to sell for a profit. He was well respected in the Navajo community for his fair dealings with them.



His 1878 trading post, now known as the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, still stands on the Navajo reservation, and is a National Historic Landmark. Another trading post, purchased by Hubbell in Winslow, Arizona in 1921, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



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