SIDE STREETS: 83-year-old Colorado Springs Sears saleswoman still going strong

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Mary Bigler seen on microfilm in Feb. 21, 1992, Gazette-Telegraph photo for a story about Sears slashing pay for sales clerks to save money. She went from making $7.50 an hour to $4.50 an hour plus a 1 percent commission. She needed to sell $300 worth of hardware every hour she worked to recoup her lost pay. Jerilee Bennett / The Gazette file