Happy first day of November!
Two separate clippings from 1957 featured two different women in Indiana requesting the quilt pattern "Mule Train"...wait what?
Now that name was a new one to me. The pattern wasn't in Brackman's latest encyclopedia and I was intrigued. Mule Train was a popular song in the 1940s and there was a movie with that name in 1950 that featured Gene Autry.
Wonder no more! I did find an explanation that was published in 1958.
Whew! Thank you Mrs. Martin!
I suspect a lot of quilters made this for kids who loved Gene Autry. This really tickled me to find the solution!
Wishing you a happy and safe first day of November!