The Pony Express Rides Again

Dear Students,

Max and I visited with the Hash Knife Pony Express riders when they galloped into town on Friday, February 1, 2013.

We arrived in Scottsdale on Friday at the Hash Knife Pony Express statue, in Old Town Scottsdale. A google map link to the site is here.

This was my perspective from my little corner of the road. There were 20 riders. Max was invited into the Navajo County Hashknife Sheriff Posse pickup so he could see from an elevated space. I took this picture with my iphone, it is not very good but gives you an impression of what it was like for me.

This was my perspective from my little corner of the road. There were 20 riders. Max was invited into the Navajo County Hashknife Sheriff Posse pickup so he could see from an elevated space. I took this picture with my iphone, it is not very good but gives you an impression of what it was like for me.

The statue is in a round about in an upscale outdoor mall. We used free public parking in an underground parking garage a hundred yards from the statue. It was easy.

Watching the riders gallop in was thrilling, and the wait before hand was fine as members of the Hash Knife outfit are waiting. They answer questions and are great with the kids. They have souvenirs and educational material available for purchase (but they didn’t take credit cards, so I was out of luck!).

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Do you  want to have your letters delivered by the Pony Express? Address an envelope to yourself or a friend or relative, affix a first-class postage stamp, and write “via Pony Express” in the lower left corner.

Max and a Hash Knife cowboy, Mr. Jack Mead.

Max and a Hash Knife cowboy, Mr. Jack Mead. He’s tying a bandanna on Max’s neck.

Place the letter(s) in a larger envelope with proper postage, and mail it either to Pony Express, Postmaster, Holbrook, AZ 86025-9998, or Pony Express, Postmaster, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-9998.
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For scoop on viewing the Parada del Sol in Scottsdale, 2013, follow this link. To read some more articles about the Hash Knife Pony express follow these links. The Pony Express Rides Again. Another perspective on one of my favorite Arizona traditions–the Hash Knife Pony Express mail carriers delivering letters. And if you are local, by all means, come out to see them, and bring a friend. Tell them I sent you.

Fringed buckskin and chaps,
Mrs. Kenney

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