Roslyn is a small town, population 893, near Cle Elum in the Salmon La Sac, Teanaway region of Washington State. Formerly a coal mining town Roslyn has still has many old buildings and the town was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978. A notable historic structure houses the Roslyn Café which is a self-proclaimed oasis for diners. The café and its famous mural with the camel are well known for their role in the title sequence of Northern Exposure, a six season TV series set in the fictional town of Cicely, Alaska. The mural predated the show and an apostrophe “s” was added to make the mural “Roslyn’s Café”. Naturally the Northern Exposure connection makes the town a tourist draw and there is an annual fan festival called “Moosefest” that celebrates the town’s role in television show.
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.