Apr 22, 2017 | 08:00AM - 09:00AM
Saturday, April 22, 2017
City Hall, Porterville
In 1961, as part of the City of Porterville Centennial Celebration (100 years), the Jackass Mail Run event was born. The Jackass Mail Run recreates the old west when mail to Springville was delivered by horse or mule-drawn wagon. Hundreds of riders on horseback, covered wagons, buggies and stagecoaches will gather in front of City Hall in Porterville, and set out to deliver the mail to Springville, lead by the "Wagon Master".The mail is collected for weeks in special handmade rustic boxes, stamped with a special "Jackass Mail Run Stamp" and transported to Springville. A posse of bandits are always waiting in Springville to steal the mail, and a gunfight ensues. The crowning of the 2017 Jackass Mail Run Queen will be announced at the lunch stop at Antlers on Highway 190. Bring the family out to enjoy the festivities and be part of this historic Porterville tradition.
RIDE INFORMATION: The general public wanting to participate in the ride is to meet on D Street between Olive and Orange, ready to ride at 8:30am. For more information, call (559)784-6010.