Filming The parish of the pines, Frank Higgins
During the late 1800's Minnesota was covered with huge tracts of giant pines. But the land was looted for a quick profit as the hoards of loggers descended, destroying the trees all the way to the Canadian boarder, and essentially changing Minnesota's ecosystem forever.
So, how do you film a movie about giant pines when they are no longer there? After much searching, in the remote Chichagof Island in Alaska's southeast panhandle, the producers finally found the giants they were looking for.
The majestic forest in Game Creek about an hours drive away from the remote town of Hoonah, right on the shores of the Icy Strait, and its' captivating scenery make the film beautiful beyond words.