from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ridgway, Matthew Bunker 1895-1993. American army officer who commanded airborne divisions in Europe during World War II. He was supreme commander of United Nations forces in Korea (1951-1952) and of NATO forces in Europe (1951-1953) and served as chief of staff of the U.S. Army (1953-1955).


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  • RIDGWAY - Alan Barry Riley of Ridgway, Colo. passed away March 26, 2009, at 8: 23 p.m., with his loving wife, Jennifer Riley by his side along with his son Quinn and close friends.


  • 12: 00AM RIDGWAY - The body of an experienced rock and ice climbing guide has been found buried in an avalanche near Baldy Peak, just east of Ridgway.

  • But Vandenberg, with an expression Ridgway remembered as both puzzled and amazed, only walked away.

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  • Part of the festivities up in Ridgway is a tour of the locations where True Grit was filmed.

    True Grit Days #2

  • The most prolific known serial killer in U.S. history, Ridgway is serving 48 consecutive life sentences.

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  • San Francisco gallery Baer Ridgway is hosting a solo exhibition of her work, titled "Send Me A Link," August 1st - September 5th 2009.

    Boing Boing

  • An old friend of mine, Fred Williams, lives in Ridgway, Colorado, where True Grit was filmed.

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  • (Ridgway is fond of saying it can also be played with a beer in one hand.)

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  • Ridgway is proclaiming how he's going to be like Howard Hughes by this point.

    They don't swerve, you know

  • Admittedly, the slovenly failure of Sheriff Reichert's office to investigate the case (and Ridgway later bragged about how easily he'd fooled Reichert) led to the lazy plea-bargain, wherein Ridgway admitted to killing 'only' seven women.

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