Toadlena, New Mexico

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A small community in New Mexico located east of the Chuska Mountains and 60 miles north of Gallup. Its Navajo name "Tó Háálí" means “water flows up,” which references the numerous springs in the area. There is a trading post and a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) boarding school in the town.

Photo Credit: 

"Toadlena Trading Post, 1925," photograph, New Mexico Centennial Project (1995_16_3). Farmington Museum.