|Letty about age 5 and her brother Charlie about age 4|
Friday, March 20, 2015
MY VIEW #21 - Swimming Holes
On 6th Street there were cement footings for a large hotel (which was never built) that just sat there. This was during the drought-striken 20s and Council decided to turn a part of the cement jungle into a good swimming pool, and they did. It was a large, deep pool, 3 diving boards, lots of tiered seating, and really nice dressing rooms and showers. It cost us 10 cents to swim after 6 pm, but war free all day from 6 am, so we were in the water all summer. We even got my Father in once and my Uncle Fred.
A bit later two other pools were built, one on the "Flats" and one on "River Side." Not bad for a small town in the 1920s. We all learned to swim, Mary and Charlie were the best, I was the best "floater." Lots of fun and everyone should learn to swim. It's a lovely sport, we loved to swim in the river too.