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Hello gift givers. If you are looking for authentic southwest gifts look no further. EastGreetsWestEgg.com is a place where we offer unique gifts for graduation, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day. Some people may ask “Why such a quirky name for a store?”
Two reasons the name East is to recognize I was born back east, in Pennsylvania. Then, as a young adult, I moved West and became a Student Conservation Association (SCA) Volunteer. This adventure offered me new opportunities as I lived at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Desert plant and animal life was new to me when I lived at Indian Gardens, and also Phantom Ranch Ranger Stations. There were and still are millions of international travelers who visit Arizona annually to admire this great geologic wonder in the world.
Diverse groups of people travel to Grand Canyon National Park from all over the world, including the 50 United States. Many native nations are represented in AZ as well. The Havasupai, Guardians of the Grand Cayon, Hopi, and Navajo, or Dine’ people are all desert living people. This is their homeland. Recognizing these indigenous groups, I saw many expressing art through functional creations like baskets, jewelry, rugs, and pottery. Working side by side in many team projects we repaired trails, entertained guests with music, provided historic talks and respected one another peacefully. Noting we share this planet with many various cultures, while acknowledging many people still seek natural wonder.
Another reason for East greets West Egg, is Asian immigrants came west traveling over the ocean in ships in 1800’s. After arriving at the Golden Mountain of California, some people moved east with wagons. Many made east migrations to work in mining camps into AZ. Others were courageous working on the cross country railroad system. We can thank these brave, tireless people, who helped expand our nation’s transportation and mining industries. Today we still have many who serve in the military.