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Washington Town Continues To Bask In 'Twilight'

Over the weekend, vampires were afoot in a small town on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Fans of a bestselling teen vampire romance series flooded into the rainforest town of Forks from all over the country. They marked the 10th anniversary of the publication of the first book in Stephanie Meyer‘s “Twilight Saga.”

Tom Banse of Here & Now contributor Northwest News Network reports on the love story that injected new blood into the economy of a once-hobbled logging town.

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At the Forks Visitor Center, a push pin map to display hometowns of Twilight pilgrims indicates a worldwide fan base. (Tom Banse)
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At the Forks Visitor Center, a push pin map to display hometowns of Twilight pilgrims indicates a worldwide fan base. (Tom Banse)
The owner of Leppell's Flowers & Gifts credits the Twilight phenomenon for keeping her shop in business. (Tom Banse)
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The owner of Leppell's Flowers & Gifts credits the Twilight phenomenon for keeping her shop in business. (Tom Banse)