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Dlhy Ridge


Dlhy Ridge: Town officials concocted this in the early 1970’s when they were looking for a name for the new municipal golf course, opened in 1974. It is the only place name in town that has no vowels, but because it is nonetheless tricky to spell, “Ridgefield Golf Course” has tended to replace Dlhy Ridge. The name recalls Joseph and Suzanna Dlhy (pronounced dill-ee, with the accent on the first syllable) whose farm now forms a large portion of the course (land was also purchased from the Leighton family). Joseph came to the U.S. from Czechoslovakia in 1910 and five years later, when he married Suzanna Boron, moved to Ridgefield. He died in 1965. Suzanna, who sold the land to the town in the late 1960’s, died in 1976.   

From Jack Sanders, Ridgefield Names.


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