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Spider Pin
Donated by Jane Ensley

This pin belonged to Dora Smyer Martin of Springdale. Dora and her husband, Dr. J. E. Martin lived at 316 W. Emma Avenue in downtown Springdale. After Dr. Martin died in 1930, Dora moved in with her sister, Byrte Smyer, who lived at 809 W. Emma Avenue.

The Martin home later became a funeral home (with additions) and then, Anne Lynn's Dress Shop.

Jane Ensley bought the pin at an estate sale after Dora Martin died in 1972.

Springdale Embroidery Club, circa 1900. Both Dora Smyer Martin and her sister Byrte were members of the club. Dora is on the second row, far right. Byrte is second row, second from left. Marguerite Ownbey Walker Collection

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