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The Navajo County Hashknife Sheriff’s Posse blazed it’s 59th trail this week, on Wednesday setting off to deliver its legendary sack of Pony Express mail to Scottsdale.

Headed by the county’s sheriff, the outfit makes its ride at the start of every year, traveling 200 miles from Holbrook to Scottsdale to deliver hand-stamped first-class letters by horseback, with a finale ceremony at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.

As official carriers for the U.S. Postal Service, the Hashknife Posse holds the longest continuous USPS contract, relaying 20,000 pieces sent each year from Joseph City, Overgaard, Pine, Heber, Payson, Lakeside/Pinetop, Fountain Hills, Scottsdale and Snowflake Post Offices.