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H

ONEST

P

EOPLE

. . .

AND

A

H

EAD

-

SLAPPER

!

And then...a fellow visited with

us, and spent about an hour

looking at our collections of

weavings, pottery, beadwork

and the rest.

As usual, we invited him to ask

questions about anything that

he saw.

Finally he said, “I do have a

question. Do you sell micro-

phones?

Oh, boy!

embarrassed because she had

not paid for it.

She wrote to us wanting to re-

turn the magazine to whichever

gallery she inadvertently picked

it up.

While she did not pick up the

magazine from River Trading

Post, it was great to hear from

such an honest person.

We hope the right gallery got

their magazine back.

We recently received a note

from a lady after she visited

several American Indian Art

galleries in Scottsdale.

During her visit she inadvert-

ently picked up an historic copy

of Arizona Highways along

with several brochures about

the area.

Upon reaching home she dis-

covered that the magazine was

actually for sale, priced at

$15.00. She was horrified and

Volume 14, Issue 2

Page 3

F

AVORITE

P

LACES

: T

HE

R

ANGE

C

AFE

Our favorite places are usually

ancient ruins or the breathtak-

ing topography we discover

while poking around the back

roads of the southwest.

Many years ago, long before

GPS, our drive took us through

a quirky place called Bernalillo,

New Mexico, which is close to

the Coronado ruins.

Bernalillo is a back road town

that has a main street—which is

about a mile long—and that is

about all it has.

We saw a funky building along

that street that was shared by

Rose’s Pottery

and

The Range

Café

. Our bellies were signaling

that it was time to eat, and we

love to look at cool pottery, so

we decided to stop.

On entering the place we dis-

covered that “Range” didn’t

actually mean

range

where “the

deer and the antelope roam,”

but rather a collection of vin-

tage kitchen stoves which were

everywhere in the place.

Getting hungrier due to the

aromas floating from the café,

we checked out a menu that

was longer than your shirt

sleeve, and decided to eat. But

wait! Not so fast! The place

was jammed with hungry peo-

ple waiting for a table. Unbe-

lievable. Finally a spot opened

and we were seated.

Surrounded by fun art and

painted furniture, we ordered

something called the

Range

Roundup.

(

A huge house-made

buttermilk biscuit, crumbled bacon,

sausage, two fresh eggs, red or green

chile, white cheddar, pinto beans,

and Range Fries con queso.)

Deli-

cious!

The

Range Café

is a place that

satisfies your appetite, where

you can talk to the locals, and

discover some amazing and

wonderful old pottery.

We’ve been back many, many

times, and still think of it as one

of our favorite places.

River Trading Post

314 N. River Street

Dundee, Illinois 60118

847-426-6901

7033 E. Main Street, 102

Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

480-444-0001

www.rivertradingpost.com

Going on 17 years now,

River Trading Post has become

renowned for its diverse collection

of American Indian art, and as the

friendliest place around for explor-

ing and buying American Indian

art.

Browse our galleries, visit our web-

site, and we believe you will find a

treasure with your name on it.

B

RINGING

Y

OU

T

HE

F

INEST

A

MERICAN

I

NDIAN

A

RT

F

OR

17 Y

EARS

.

R

IVER

T

RADING

P

OST

Scottsdale

Dundee

The Range Café is a 1950’s throwback

Home on the Range.

Cowboys chow down.