Many Farms, Arizona

Encyclopedia Article


Also known as Da’ah’eh Halani in Navajo, Many Farms is a small, primarily Navajo community about 15 miles north of Chinle, with a trading post, chapter house, and historic agricultural foundation. Although the community pre-existed the confluence of US Highway 191 and Navajo Route 59, it was only after 1937 and the damming of Sheep Dip Creek to create Many Farms Lake that the community began to develop in terms of emerging infrastructure.

Photo Credit: 

"Navajo at many Farms," photograph by John Running. (NAU.PH.2013. John Running, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University.