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Funeral Homes in Ridgway, CO
Below you fill find all funeral homes and cemeteries in or near Ridgway.
Ridgway is also known as: Gateway to the San Juans, and The Town That Refused to Die.
Zip codes in the city: 81432.
Ouray County funeral flowers can be purchased from one of the local funeral shops we partner with.
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Facts about the city
The Town of Ridgway, coined Gateway to the San Juans, is a Home Rule Municipality in Ouray County, in the southwestern portion of the U.S. State of Colorado. The town is a former railroad stop on the Uncompaghre River in the northern San Juan Mountains. The town population was 713 at the 2000 census and 924 according to the 2010 census.Steep forested mountains and cliffs surround Ridgway on the south, east, and northeast. The Uncompahgre River runs through the town and flows into the Ridgway State Park and Reservoir, to the north. Dallas Creek also flows from the south west and forms a confluence with the Uncompahgre before entering the reservoir. There is a notable wildlife presence — mountain lions, badgers, deer, elk, bears, coyotes, wild turkey, and bald eagles are indigenous to the area. The regions bald eagles nest in the cottonwoods along the river and are a common sight in the late fall.Ridgway and the surrounding area have featured predominantly in pop culture. Most notably the area is the setting of John Wayne's western movie True Grit, and others including How the West Was Won and Tribute to a Bad Man. Ridgway has the only stoplight in Ouray County, at the intersection of Highways 550 and 62.
It was disclosed by Canon City Daily Record on April 16th, 2018 that Rhonda Michelle Begrin passed away in Ridgway, Colorado. Begrin was 46 years old. Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Rhonda Michelle's life.
It was disclosed on May 13th, 2014 that Robert L Jay died in Ridgway, Colorado. Jay was 60 years old and was born in St Charles, IL. Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Robert L's life.
The area is famous as the filming site of the John Wayne western movie 'True Grit', and still has a True Grit Cafe, full of John Wayne memorabilia. This "Gateway to the San Juan's" position was recognized over 100 years ago when the Rio Grande Southern established Ridgway as a railhead center servicing the nearby mining towns of Ouray and Telluride. The dam for that reservoir, the Ridgway Dam, was proposed in 1957 as part of the US Bureau of Reclamation's Dallas Creek Project, and its original location would have inundated Ridgway. The Rio Grande Southern filed for abandonment on 24 April 1952 and the Denver and Rio Grande Western abandoned the line between Ridgway and Ouray on 21 March 1953. Ridgway, who established the town in 1891.
The official website for the city of Ridgway is http://town.ridgway.co.us/.
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