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  1. #1
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    Let the earth yield its bootay! Arg!

    Oct 2007
    Humble, Tx
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    Fort Ringgold

    Here are some photos from the old fort in my home town of Rio Grande City, TX. This one is of the Robert E. Lee House. He stayed here during the Confederate occupation of the fort.
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  2. #2
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    Let the earth yield its bootay! Arg!

    Oct 2007
    Humble, Tx
    Bounty Hunter IV
    334

    Re: Fort Ringgold

    Sorry, forgot to paste the photo. This is a shot fom the early 1900's.
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  3. #3
    us
    Let the earth yield its bootay! Arg!

    Oct 2007
    Humble, Tx
    Bounty Hunter IV
    334

    Re: Fort Ringgold

    Here's a shot from Last Friday.
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  4. #4

    Jun 2006
    Victoria & Corpus Christi Texas
    Xterra 705, Tejon, 1270, Stingray II & CZ-20
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    Re: Fort Ringgold

    Sa-weeet! No drooling allowed!

  5. #5
    us
    Let the earth yield its bootay! Arg!

    Oct 2007
    Humble, Tx
    Bounty Hunter IV
    334

    Re: Fort Ringgold

    The fort was bought from the government by the school district in the 50's. It was neat attending school there from k-9th grade. We got a new high school built away from the fort. Our hometown football games are still played there.
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  6. #6
    us
    Mar 2008
    Houston Area
    ACE 250, Vibraprobe 570, My Melon
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    Re: Fort Ringgold

    Its cool to see the old and the new shot together.

    Where is the pic of you on the front lawn with the MD?
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  7. #7
    us
    May 2008
    Texas
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    Re: Fort Ringgold

    Hey Cooltone, is that you standing in front of the old building in the first pic? ha ha Are you from there originally? I know a couple of families from Rio Grande City, the Flores and Barreras, I've never been there myself. Harvey Flores and I worked at BASF together, Joe Barrera and I were in VietNam. If you get a chance to hunt the area, let us know what you find. Good luck, John

  8. #8
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    Jul 2008
    The Woodlands, Texas
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    Re: Fort Ringgold

    WOW...that is an awesome site....I think my metal detector just started the car and drove that direction!

  9. #9
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    Let the earth yield its bootay! Arg!

    Oct 2007
    Humble, Tx
    Bounty Hunter IV
    334

    Re: Fort Ringgold

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasDigger1
    Hey Cooltone, is that you standing in front of the old building in the first pic? ha ha Are you from there originally? I know a couple of families from Rio Grande City, the Flores and Barreras, I've never been there myself. Harvey Flores and I worked at BASF together, Joe Barrera and I were in VietNam. If you get a chance to hunt the area, let us know what you find. Good luck, John
    TexasDigger,

    Wish it were me, That was the good old days. Yes, I am from Rio originally and visit home as often as I can. I don't know about Harvey, but Joe Barrera I think I know. Sounds Familiar. I know some of the old timers, pardon the expression, from playing music at Richards Garage from time to time and hanging out at the Legion bar occasionally. Love to hear the stories about yesteryear and how things were. I just turned 27, and find those folks more interesting that people from my age group. Call me a history geek. I have more old photos of the old fort. They are too big to post up and shrinking them only takes away from their beauty. IM me with an email and I would be glad to share them. I will be getting new ones soon, but it is said to see how some of the buildings have been neglected.

    P.S.
    Wish I could metal detect the area, but it is a Texas Historical site. I have ties there but would want to mess with that house. But around the fort, I may have better luck. Here is a photo of about 85% of the fort.
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