MLT Memories

Mark, an MLTnews reader, sent us this memory of growing up in Mountlake Terrace:

I remember playing in the woods where the city hall is located back to 236th and into the canyon where I-5 is now. We used to catch crawdads in Johnny’s creek between Lake Ballinger and the elementary school.

When they built the city hall, they also had an ampitheater behind where the new police station is located (I guess everything is new – I moved away in 1971), and we saw plays and they projected movies on an outdoor screen. I remember several city parties where they closed the entire parking lot at DD Meats and the pharmacy had music. And the pirates coming to the Seafair parade held down 56th – great memories.

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