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Petram's 10 Cent Store

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Petram's 10 Cent Store

In 1960, when Stanley Ann (left) was a senior at Mercer Island High near Seattle, this advertisement appeared in the school yearbook. "She was not the sort to primp or pay much attention to appearances," writes Maraniss. "She wore plaid skirts and saddle shoes and Peter Pan collars."

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