(Barn notes and story from
This barn has several unique features. First it
is one of the few, if not the only, authentic brown
Mail Pouch barn. Second, this is the only Mail
Pouch barn that Harley numbered. (17,121) The story
goes something like this: Harley was contracted to
paint the Mail Pouch sign on the barn. On
completion, the owner wanted Harley to number it.
Harley had no idea of the exact number of barns
that he had painted, but gave no clue to this lack
of knowledge as he put the number under his
signature. The owner was happy, Harley grinned, and
the number is still visible today. In relaying the
story years later, Harley said, "the damn fool
wanted a number, so I gave him a number."