Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the third 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.
A sea monster comes to Marysville
As near as I can remember, it was sometime around the summer of 1940, when some very unusual entertainment came to Marysville. It was even more unusual than the side shows of the carnivals which occasionally came to town and set up in the fair grounds. Sure, the carnivals had some pretty unusual bearded ladies, but when you’ve seen one bearded lady you’ve pretty much seen them all. Even if you are only a seven- or eight-year-old kid, as I was.

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