The Hashknife was situated along the Little Colorado River but later moved near Holbrook. Cowboys from the ranch were well-known in Holbrook which was known as a rough and rowdy Old West town. Although most of the Hashknife cowboys were good, hard-working men there were also many who became rustlers, robbers and gunfighters.
Besides the nickname for the cattle company the cowboys had range names as colorful as the stroies about them such as "Windy Bob" and "Bony Duran."
This photo was taken on the Mogollon Rim in the mid-70s. Although not the Hashknife Ranch it gives an idea of the country.
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