William Hartranft founded Encanto Park in 1934, seeking to create a park for Phoenix that was like San Francisco's Golden Gate Park or San Diego's Balboa Park. William Hartranft emulated parks inspired by Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of…

The hooves of galloping horses echo as they pound across a vast expanse of desert and neither rain nor sleet nor dark of night keeps the Hashknife Pony Express from reaching its destination. Every winter since 1958, more than two dozen riders from…