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Songs and Stories
     October 3, 2019      #90-276 SsK

Looking back: The Globe-trotting Martin Sisters

Mirando hacia atrás: las hermanas Martin trotamundos

By Jack Klasey

Some people develop a “bucket list” of things to do and places to visit in their lifetime.

Sisters Lula and Mable Martin had a bucket list the size of a 55-gallon oil drum ... and it was filled to overflowing with exotic travel destinations.

From the early 1930s through the 1980s, the sisters roamed the world, visiting 75 countries and racking up more than one million miles of travel by every means of transport from jet airplane to oxcart to dugout canoe to their own feet. In 1949 and 1953, the two women literally circled the globe on 90-day-long ...

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