Memories of Growing Up in Marysville

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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.
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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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