I don’t know how many of my followers will remember the early 90’s tv show Northern Exposure. The premise of the show was that the town on Cicely, Alaska had paid for the education of Dr. Joel Fleischman, and as soon as Dr. Fleishchman graduated from medical school he moved to Cicely to pay off his education by serving as the towns doctor.
The show ran for 5 years, and many may or may not know is that the town of Cicely, Alaska is actually Roslyn, Washington. Over the run of the show almost all exterior shots for the show were done in Roslyn. Roslyn is actually an old mining town, and to this day benefits from the tourism that a direct result of Northern Exposure.
Even though I was a big fan of the show, and watched it regularly while it was in first run, I have to confess that in addition to the story, it was the fact that a tv show had scenes from somewhere I had actually been, for someone that grew up in a small town in Northern Idaho, that was a pretty big deal.
Before last weekend I hadn’t been back to Roslyn in many years, but the Olympia Camera Club took a field trip to that general area and it was fun to spend an hour or so wandering around the streets of Cicely, Alaska. 🙂
The only thing missing was the moose!