"Twin colts, especially twin Palomino colts, are
regarded as a rarity in the animal world. Twin male colts, born alive,
are ever rarer, veterinarians say. All this explains why Harry A. Martin,
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This photo is of Don Martin and the twin Palomino mules. Don remembers that this photo was taken sometime later than when the press photographer took his photo.
Harry recieved letters from readers all over the United States. He kept the mail, which survives him. Harry died April 6, 1986.
Harry's son, Mike Martin, now has these letters from around the nation.
Harry's daughter, Peggy, writes: "we were all just kids so memories are pretty sketchy."
Don remembers: "I don't remember a lot about the mules. What was more unique about them than their color was that they had glass eyes. Anyone that doesn't know what glass eyes are, it may be a little hard to explain—the eye around the pupil is white or almost white. (You can kinda see it in the picture). Dad sold them to a farmer over by Oskaloosa. I dont know his name or how long he kept them."
an interesting set of circumstances Jack
Martin was given the Detroit copy of the famous photo of his
Harry Martin, and his Palomino mule twins. The clipping
the mail from his veteran buddy, Loyal Brusse, who
had served on shipboard with Jack during WWII. Loyal had
an aunt who lived in Topeka and he visited his aunt at some
time shortly after the war. He also stopped by to see Jack.
Martins should enjoy seeing this photo and these supplimental materials provided by the family of Harry Martin.