Editor’s note: This is the 51st of a series about growing up in Marysville during the late 1930s and the 1940s written by Bill Boyd. Each article is a snapshot of the people, businesses and activities during that era as seen through the eyes of a young boy.
Boyd was born in Marysville in 1932, graduated from Marysville High School in 1950, and lived the greater part of his life here.
One of my favorite things in Marysville when I was a six-year-old kid was the World War I cannon in the courthouse lawn. It stood on a concrete base pointing north, directly across Fifth Street. There were two smaller, Civil War cannons a few yards away, that pointed in the same general direction.
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