Daily Press file photo
The headline above this photo when it was originally published in the Escanaba Daily Press in October of 1953 read “From Sheep To Socks is a Good Trick If You Can Do It; Mrs. Martin Can.” Mrs. Cy Martin of Bark River, wove wool on her antique spinning wheel as her winter hobby. Her mother, August Porath, taught her how to turn wool into clothes on the spinning wheel, which then was over 50 years old. Mrs. Martin lived on a farm in Bark River with her husband, who was referred to simply as “Mr. Martin” in the article, for 47 years, raising four children: three daughters and a son.