Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in the new True Grit Walking Walking Tour in Ridgway.
We met at the visitors center by the Railroad Museum, a testament to the history of the railroad and how it influenced the conception of the town.
Fridays in Ridgway are also when the Farmers Market is in the park, so the pleasure of walking through town is accentuated by the sounds of live music wafting through the air.
Even those who are not familiar with the film, or perhaps not avid fans, would not be able to help feeling caught up in the genuine excitement and interest of the guides. A smattering of history is also part of the tour, and Southwest Colorado is filled with fascinating and exciting stories from our not so distant past.
The following press release from the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce highlights quite a bit of information: