ROSLYN

Roslyn is a quaint and charming former logging and coal mining town just minutes from Suncadia.  Roslyn was named after the Roslyn, NY, home of the coal mine operator's sweetheart.  Whether it is a visit to the landmark tavern “The Brick” (also the oldest running bar in Washington State), or its Sunday open air Farmer’s Market, this eclectic town is a must visit.

The town was featured in the 1979 movie The Runner Stumbles, a fact-based story about a priest's (Dick Van Dyke) love for a nun he's accused of murdering. In 1990, the sleepy little town exploded into view when featured as the fictional "Cicely, Alaska" in the popular television series, Northern Exposure

Points of interest in Roslyn
  • Museum - located on Pennsylvania Avenue, it includes an excellent display of artifacts from Roslyn's glory years as a coal mining town
  • The mines - visit the town hall (located on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 2nd Street) for information on mine tours.
  • The Miners Memorial - located across from the town hall, this statue commemorates the many who gave their lives in pursuit of coal.
  • The Brick Tavern - both historically interesting as the oldest operating tavern in Washington and a common scene filmed in Northern Exposure, this is a must for visitors. It is located on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 2nd Street.
  • The cemetery - Segmented by lodge (Knights of Labor, Elks, IOOF, Red Men etc.) and by country of origin (Slovak, Italian, Polish, etc.) the cemetery provides a unique historical perspective on Roslyn.
  • Nearby Ronald - a nearby town built over Mine No. 3 – location of black miners brought in to break the Knights of Labor strike.
  • Nearby Salmon La Sac - a natural area along the Cle Elum river used for kayak races and providing access to the wilderness backcountry beyond.


 

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