Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the 38th 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.
Walking down Main Street
Let’s say it’s a nice spring morning sometime in the early to mid 1940s, and you and I are standing on the southwest corner of Fifth and Main streets, right in front of Wolgamot’s Drug Store. You are a new kid in town, and I’m showing you around to acquaint you with some of the businesses and the people who work in the downtown area. So today we decided to walk down the west side of Main Street from Fifth to Sixth Street. Are you ready?
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