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Augusta

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Augusta (pop. 396,809), city in eastern Georgia on the Savannah River, seat of Richmond County. Founded as a trading post by James Oglethorpe in 1736, it was the scene of fighting during the Revolutionary War and was an important Confederate ordnance center during the Civil War. Today Augusta, a popular winter resort, houses diversified industries, the University of Georgia School of Medicine, and Woodrow Wilson's boyhood home.

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