The Railroad Comes to Holbrook The birth of the Hashknife

Holbrook, Arizona, located at the junction of the Rio Puerco and Little Colorado rivers and straddling the new Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, was soon to become one of the wildest cow towns in the West. Before the railroad arrived in1881, Holbrook was known as Horsehead Crossing. ¬†Two miles east of the river crossing, Berardo Freyes … Continue reading The Railroad Comes to Holbrook The birth of the Hashknife