Borrego Pass, New Mexico

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An unincorporated community of the Navajo Nation located in McKinley County, NM. The Spanish name Borrego, meaning "yearling lamb," corresponds with the Navajo name, Dibé Yázhí Habitiin, meaning "ascending lamb trail." This small town originally formed around a trading post that no longer operates there.

Photo Credit: 

 "Borrego Pass Trading Post, 1949," photograph, Farmington Museum (1995_16_7). New Mexico Digital Collections. Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.