I left Augusta in 1951 for Japan as an Army Brat. I was born in Macedonia, Il in 1935, son of James W. Ringo and Mildred Fern Frye.(later Mildred Barlock) My father and grandfather left Linton, In in 1933 when the coal mines Closed. My grandparents, Arthur Frye and Mary Williams-Frye came from Macedonia, IL in the early 1930's. Augusta had a population of 850, almost the same as today. We all attended the free pictures shows in the Park, next to the mill race on saturday night. During WWII we all went to the roller skating rink at the USO, swam in the mill race and went fishing at the dam next to the mill. Went to the the Augusta school from 1940 to 1950. What a great place to grow up.
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