Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Forks Community Hospital

56 years ago today, the Olympic Clinic opened in Forks, Washington in order to serve the medical needs of the local populace. In 1959, the clinic became what is now Forks Community Hospital. Over the past few years, the hospital has become a recognizable name to the legions of Twilight Saga fans. In the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer, the hospital is the workplace of Carlisle Cullen, a doctor and 300+ year old vampire, who doesn't look a day over 23.

Even more recently, the hospital has become a stopping point for the Fork's Chamber of Commerce Twilight Tour. The tour allows fans to see firsthand real locations that are featured in the book series. Later this month a movie based on the first book will be opening in theaters. It is likely that this will drive the fan base even higher and Forks Community Hospital may be getting a larger number of tourists in 2009.

Check in at Forks Community Hospital.

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