A Walk Through Marysville

Some random images from my visit to Marysville, California.

I wonder what the story is behind this embellishment.

Many of the buildings appear unchanged and stand as originally structured.

Some establishments have been modernized.

A few homes are sprinkled throughout the business district.

Another historic vacant movie house.

According to Neighborhoodscout.com:

“With a crime rate of 56 per one thousand residents, Marysville has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within California, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Marysville.

With a population of 12,518, Marysville has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Marysville does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Marysville.”

Marysville, named after the founders wife Mary Murphy, survivor of the infamous Donner Party, was once a promising city that many believed would blossom into the, “New York City of the West Coast” has lost its shine. I do hope to chronicle a come back for Marysville in this lifetime.

20 Comments

  1. Ken Dowell

    What happens to those empty movie houses is always a clue to what is or isn’t going on in town. It’s always nice to see a small town movie house that is still in business but they are becoming increasingly rare. What happens to the dead ones? In some communities they get renovated and repurposed. But in a lot of places they just rot away.

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