Memories of Growing Up in Marysville

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Editor’s note: This is the 33rd 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.
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Flying high in Marysville
In the spring of 1943, there was a kite-flying contest for boys in Marysville. As I recall, it was sponsored by some civic organization, maybe the Lions Club or Kiwanis. The rules were simple: 1) no “purchased” kites were allowed. 2) the kites must be made by the kid who flew it, not by his dad. 3) prizes would be awarded to those who got their kites to the highest altitude.

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