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trading post

A store, usually found in sparsely settled areas, where inhabitants can exchange products they make, grow, or trap, for goods sold by the store.
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Western Trading Post TV is also a weekly reality series filmed in Casa Grande, AZ at the Western Trading Post.
Mayor Edna Tabanda gave the farmers until March 1 to transfer and trade their produce at the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC), which was opened last year but has been drawing few takers as most farmers preferred to sell their wares for free at the old trading post near the town hall.
As much as 1.3 million tons of vegetables are sold and ferried each day from the old trading post, according to the Benguet Farmers' Marketing Cooperative.
Sometimes I have obtained remarkably good bargains from the radio trading posts: a filing cabinet for $12, a good typewriter for $10 (Ed.
Using the radio trading posts is a way to save some money, make some money (in some cases), and be more resourceful.
Mimicking an auction atmosphere with his brisk hand motions, he managed a G-rated explanation of a trading post: "You know: Buy!
The first trading posts were founded after 1868, when Navajos who had been rounded up by Kit Carson were returned to their vast homeland (limited by reservation borders, that is).
Hedren, superintendent of the Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site at Williston, North Dakota, writes the foreword for the new edition.
The Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija trading centers will be established on four hectares and two-and-a-half hectares, respectively, to serve as the main trading posts for lowland vegetables, such as squash, eggplant and bitter gourd.
The trading post was where whites and Native Americans came together to exchange goods, hold meetings to discuss issues of mutual concern, and often served as the origin of what would become towns and cities.