History buff: something special about the origins of Marysville

Chris Pedigo is an all-around history buff and board member of the Mary Aaron Museum in Marysville, and he says there’s something special about the origins of Marysville. 

“Marysville history is just so connected to the rest of the world – patents, designs ... a lot of it started here,” Pedigo said. “This was once the Hub City. We have some great treasures here.”

Pedigo said his favorite part of working at the Mary Aaron Museum is the opportunity to experience all of the historical letters, documents and artifacts – such as the desk chair of Charles Covillaud, one of Marysville’s founders.

 – Veronica Catlin 


What makes you proud of America?

We asked our readers to fend off partisanship and tell us why they’re proud Americans and/or what they love about living here. 

Following is a smattering of the comments received:

Scott Northrup: The beauty and majesty of our geography, and the incredible diversity of our society.

Melanie Toth Fitzpatrick: Freedom – much, much more than other countries. And we still have young people who are willing to join our military and becoming first responders to protect that freedom, even after witnessing all the misguided people attacking that freedom.

Terri Zepp: I am an American, farmer’s daughter, born and bred ... But I love when “new” Americans are so happy and proud when sworn in. Reminds me to appreciate what we have had our entire lives.


  • “Our country is made up of different people with different ideals and ideas about the things that make us great and we can usually meet in the middle. Everybody should celebrate the parts that they feel are the best parts of the country – think of what brings us together on that day rather than what separates us.” (Aaron Burks, Navy and Army veteran who paints pictures of ships, reflecting on life in the U.S.A.)
  • “Sometimes in America we’re divided. But in the Army there’s a brotherhood. You’re on the battlefield with people you may have only known for a few hours and they’ll kill for you because we’re both defending our country.” (Preston Johnson, Yuba Sutter resident who served six years in the Army, reflecting on the meaning of the Fourth of July.)


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