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Store Owner Medric Martin Profile (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-03-03

Duration: 00:09:23

Subjects: Small business


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Martin, Medric Interviewee
  • Verrett, Frank Interviewee
  • Martin, Mildred Interviewee


This segment from the March 3, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s profile of Medric Martin, the owner of the only remaining country store in St. Mary Parish near Franklin. Duhe reports that Martin has owned the store since 1936 and remains open even though the nearby sugar mill closed in 1991. Duhe also interviews Frank Verrett, his friend and customer, and Mildred Martin, his wife. Host: Robert Collins