February 17, 2012
The Hashknife Pony Express makes for the Skyline Canyon Realty office in Heber as it makes its trek from Holbrook to Scottsdale last week.
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The Hashknife Pony Express, which made its way through Heber Overgaard recently, has been re-created every year for 54 years running. Each of the 26 riders who carry mail on the Hashknife Pony Express takes the official Postman’s Oath carrying U.S. mail. Thirty to 35 horses made the mail ride on Feb. 8 starting in Holbrook and ending in Scottsdale. The route carries them with stops at the Overgaard post office and Heber post office as well others along the route. The Hashknife Pony Express gets their name from the hashknife brand that was originally owned by the Aztec Cattle Company and later transferred to the Babbitt Brothers.