Cle Elum

A former railroad, coal, and logging town, Cle Elum (pronounced "klee ell-um") now caters to travelers stopping for a breath of air before or after tackling Snoqualmie Pass. It's also home to the ever-growing Suncadia Resort, possibly Washington's finest destination resort. Roslyn, a former coal-mining town just 3 miles northwest of Cle Elum, gained notoriety as the stand-in for the fictional Alaskan village of Cicely on the 1990s TV show Northern Exposure. A map locating sites associated with filming is available from the city offices at First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Roslyn is also notable for its 28 ethnic cemeteries. Established by communities of miners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they are clustered on a hillside west of town.

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