This book, Ringgold County, will take readers on a nostalgic trip down memory lane through the towns of Mount Ayr, Caledonia, Diagonal, Ringgold City, Beaconsfield, Redding, and the former town of Knowlton.
Readers will get a glimpse of the first Hy-Vee store (founded in Beaconsfield in 1930) and many other important community landmarks such as churches and schools. They'll also see many photographs of the people and families that contributed to making the county what it is today.
"Anyone who grew up in Ringgold County can look at the pictures in this book and tell multiple stories on many of the photos. Our ancestors built these schools and churches; they drove these roads and tilled this soil," said Mike Avitt, who co-authored the book with Sharon R. Becker.
Ringgold County will be available July 11, 2011 at area bookstores, independent retailers, online retailers, and through Arcadia Publishing at (888) 313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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