I went to Scottsdale yesterday see the arrival of the pony express riders on their annual 200 mile run from Holbrook Arizona to Scottsdale.
This was the 60th anniversary for the group who have been staging the express ride and delivering real mail once a year for the past 60 years. (I loved this horse with the white face.)
They stop in several towns along the way and drop off and pick up sacks of mail that has been hand postmarked for this special run. The riders are part of the Navajo County Sheriff's Posse.
The actual pony express only operated for 19 months moving mail from the east coast to the west coast until the telegraph was established.