City Honors Chimayo Trading Post For 100 Years In Business

by Staff Reporter / Nov 15, 2017 / comments

Mayor Alice Lucero holds the Proclomation recognizing the Chimayo Trading Post for its 100th year of doing business in the Espanola Valley

City Honors Chimayo Trading Post For 100 Years In Business

By George Morse

At a Nov. 14 meeting of the Española City Council, Mayor Alice Lucero issued a proclamation recognizing the Chimayo Trading Post for its 100th year of doing business in the Española Valley. She declared Nov. 15-17 as “Chimayo Trading Post Days.”

​District Attorney Marco Serna, City Manager Mark Trujillo, Mayor Alice Lucero, Roberta Trujillo, Patrick Trujillo, Barbara Serna

The Trading Post has been family-owned since 1917 and is located at the “Y” in Española at the intersection of Highway 84/285 (Paseo de Onate) and Highway 68 (Riverside Drive). The Trading Post is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the New Mexico State Historical Register. It is currently owned by Patrick Trujillo, the fourth generation of the Trujillo family to own the business.

The Trading Post was purchased in 1917 by Esquipula DeAguero Trujillo and Romancita Trujillo in 1917 from his grandparents, Gavin and Ursulita Trujillo. It was moved to its present location in 1924. It became a regular stop between Santa Fe and Taos for tourists traveling with Fred Harvey Indian Tours during the 1930’s The building burned down in 1939 and was rebuilt in 1940. For 34 years, it was managed by Esquipula and Romanita’s son, Leopoldo Trujillo. Leopoldo passed away in March of this year.

Congratulations to all involved for a century of service to the community.

Mayor Alice Lucero presents Patrick Trujillo with the proclamation honoring the Chimayo Trading Post for 100 years of doing business in Espanola.