Come and cheer the Pony Express riders on when they visit the Fountain Hills Post Office on Thursday January 30th between 1 and 3 pm.
2014 celebrates the 56th Annual Hashknife Express mail Delivery from Holbrook to Scottsdale. These riders take on over 200 miles of terrain through the Mogollon Rim, the wilderness of the Mazatzal range to the city of Scottsdale to deliver the mail. These riders are given honorary mail carrier status for this several day ride.
The Hashknife was a tool originally used by chuck wagon cooks to cut meat for hash, often fed to cowboys on the range. The Hashknife brand originated in Texas as the identification of the Aztec land and Cattle Company, which moved to Holbrook, AZ in 1866. Later, in 1957, the Navajo County Sheriff’s Posse retained limited use of the brand. The Hashknife brand now identifies the Pony Express. Riders are members of the Navajo County Sheriff’s Posse or their invited guests.
The riders leave Holbrook on Wednesday January 29th, ride to Payson and stay the night, departing on Thursday for Scottsdale and their final mail drop on Friday to the Hashknife Pony Express Statue.
Stop in at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate at 16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains for a front row seat…the view is especially good from our upstairs balcony! As always, beverages and snacks will be provided!