National Park Mystery Photo 48 Revealed: You Don’t See Many Patio Lights Like This One!
National Park Mystery Photo 48 was taken at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in northeastern Arizona. The cropped photo you were challenged to identify shows one of the seven "hub lamps" of a chandelier-style patio light mounted on a pole beside a sandstone slab picnic table on the Hubbell family’s patio. The patio is located next to a stone hogan built in 1934 to honor Juan Lorenzo Hubbell, the founder of the trading post.
A renovation project in 2010 restored the flagstone patio, the wagon wheel patio light, and two barbecue grills to their appearance in 1965, the year the Hubbell Trading Post was acquired from the Hubbell family.
According to Ed Chamberlin, the park’s museum curator, the wagon wheel patio light was built sometime after 1920.
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