Roslyn was founded with the discovery of coal and the coming of the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1886. The town's population swelled dramatically in those first decades, from a few hundred in 1886 to about 4000 people in the 1920's. The coal field attracted men from coal mining regions in other parts of the United States and from nations with well...more
The Roslyn cemetery is unique, there are 25 separate adjacent cemeteries spread over 15 acres. The land was purchased form the Northern Pacific Company by fraternal, ethnic and civic organizations for the burial of their deceased members. At least 24 nationalities are represented here within nearly 5,000 graves (even the Druids have their own...more
Owned by one of the sweetest ladies I know,this movie house is a thing of wonder. Firstrate movies and polite hospitality, you canafford. If you visit Roslyn in the summertime, this is a must see. I guarantee it!!!!!Five star..... They're not picky, but by all means....wear clothes , O.K.?more
It looked like a good night spot, it was lively in the afternoon. The Brick Tavern is the oldest continuous operating tavern in the state. It was completed in 1889. A 23' spittoon runs the length of the bar. The annual Roslyn Yacht Regatta uses this spittoon as the race course for their sculpted watercraft. Clothes!more
Go to the Barber Shop on a Saturday, morning to early afternoon, and you will meet
natives of the area. Older Roslyn men are steeped in local history. Be cool, be friendly
Get a trim and a shave. You might hear things you never knew about Roslyn, if not, it's a great way to relax for an hour or so.
Located in back of the Brick Tavern.
If you are like most visitors you are more inclined to stay within the city limits. But if youre blessed with a sense of adventure please be cautious. Especially around the old coal mines. These areas are pot-marked
with old ventilation shafts well hidden by
vegetation. Also be aware of the wild animals
which inhabit these areas. Sightings of cougars and bears within the city limits are not uncommon.
Do not devote all of your time to the main Street. Travel down 2nd Street to the South
end where I used to walk to school. You will see rustic houses, nature and breath-taking
scenery. Bring a camera.
Roslyn is an American Mainstreet of the 1800's. Most of the buildings are still there from this era. It was made famous by the filming of the TV show called "Northern Exposure", but this is an historic mining town of some importance.
Fondest memory: Walking the streets (actual street) of Roslyn was a walk back in time to a booming mining town. I could visualize how it must have been with the different cultures and all the different languages being spoken. I still wonder why people from 24 different countries came here to work as miners.