Day in History: Cheap Charlie’s opens in Rochester

May 24, 2019

1994 – 25 years ago

• Dawn Orum is valedictorian and Kari Benkstein is salutatorian for the 1994 graduating class at LeRoy-Ostrander High School.

Diversity will be the theme at the Rochester citywide baccalaureate service at the Mayo Civic Auditorium. The keynote speaker is Rose McGee, who previously lived in Rochester and works with organizations to appreciate and understand cultural diversity.

1969 – 50 years ago

• Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark have opened “Cheap Charlies’ at 11 5th St. NW. The new café seats about 35.

• Some 85,000 copies of the first new civic brochure to be published in Rochester since 1962 have come off the press. Called “Welcome to Rochester,” the eight-page, full-color brochure is published by the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.

1944 – 75 years ago

• Letters from graduates of Saint Marys School of Nursing have appeared in the alumnae quarterly. The letters bear postmarks from battlefields in all sections of the war.

• Dr. G. P. Sheridan was reelected chairman of the Olmsted County Red Cross at a meeting of the newly-elected executive committee.

• Two hundred mothers and guests of junior and senior Seton Guild members and members of the St. Theresa club were honored at a Mother and Daughter tea.

1919 – 100 years ago

• Thieves pulled off a big robbery in Austin, grabbing items valued at $500. The thieves hit the Mayes jewelry store by breaking the show window with a rock and then secured several trays filled with watches and rings. Authorities think the robbery occurred around 4:30 a.m.

• Indications are, according to reports, that the Conley Camera factory may have to enlarge to keep up with demand. Buyers in Chicago have made big orders for a certain kind of camera.

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