Vanderwagen, New Mexico: Native American Basket Satellite Dishes

About a dozen big, old satellite dishes have been colorfully painted to resemble giant Native American woven baskets.

Winfield Trading Company

Address:
Hwy 602, Vanderwagen, NM
Directions:
Winfield Trading Company. On the northbound side of Hwy 602, either 11 miles north of its intersection with Hwy 53, or 20 miles south of I-40 exit 20 in Gallup. The baskets are behind a chain link fence.
Hours:
M-F 9-5, property gated after hours (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
505-778-5544
Admission:
Free
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World's Largest Native American Baskets

Ever wonder what became of all those huge satellite dishes that use to be seen all over the country? Here's what's happened to about a dozen of them: they've been repainted to look like large Native American baskets and jewelry.

They are distributed around the property of a trading company, visible from the highway, but behind a chain link fence. Stop by the store and ask to go have a look at them, or just walk up to the fence and check them out. The other side of the fence is private property, so please get permission to go see them.

[Phrank Phester, 05/15/2016]

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