Celebrating Our Centennial: Happy Birthday Susie Yazzie

Susie checking out our Centennial issue.

Arizona Highways would like to wish Susie Yazzie a very happy birthday … This “grandmother of Monument Valley” is turning 100 and we thought we’d share a profile of Susie that appeared in the February 2011 issue of the magazine below.

Susie has lived a traditional Navajo life — raising sheep, carding wool and weaving rugs. She has also worked as an extra in several John Ford movies, appeared in books, documentaries and magazines. To this day, this remarkable woman continues to welcome visitors to her hogan in Monument Valley … a worthwhile stop should the opportunity present itself.

Happy Birthday Susie! We wish you all the very best.

Your friends at Arizona Highways.

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