Mary Babnik was born in Pueblo, Colorado back in 1907 to Frank and Mary. She left elementary school when she was 12 to help support her family as a part-time domestic for $5.00 per week. A year later she lied about her age obtaining a job at the National Broom Factory which paid her $0.75 a day, she worked there for 42 years.
She was well-known for being a dancer, beginning it in her early teens, winning her first dance contest at the age of 19. During WWII, she taught GIs how to dance. She married Carl around 1944. She died in 1991 at 83.
What you may not know about Mary Babnik Brown is that she donated her hair to use for military aircraft bombsights. Her hair was 34 inches long and had never been cut. She never used an iron or washed her hair with nothing by “pure soap”, combing it twice daily. Her hair was also used for meteorological instruments. In 1947, she became vice president of the State Federation of Labor, the first woman to hold that position.
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