Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the fourth 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.
Off to see the Wizard
Having grown up in Marysville during the 1930s and 40s I must have seen hundreds of movies in the Avalon Theater. There were some great ones, some that were only so-so, and some real stinkers. But the one I remember most was my first “solo” movie, that is the first movie I ever went to by myself at night.

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