Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the second 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.
Soda fountain memories
Growing up in Marysville during the 1930s and ‘40s was great. One of my favorite memories was the commercial area in the center of town, where there must have been 60 or so retail businesses. I’m talking about the small, two-block area along Main and Fifth streets. I recently took a 1940 mental walk through that section of town and I went inside each business to reacquaint myself with the stores and the people who owned or worked in each one.

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