Twin Peaks: Access Guide to the Town is a 1991 book by Gregg Almquist, Tricia Brock, Robert Engels, Lise Friedman and Harley Peyton. It is written as a visitor's guide to the town of Twin Peaks, Washington, telling some of the history and attractions of the town.


The travel guide was made by request in Andrew Packard's will, in which he had Richard Saul Wurman assigned to be the book's editor-in-chief. The categories in which the guide covers are as follows:

  • History
    • The Old Opera House
    • First Inhabitants
    • First White Men
  • Packard Sawmill
    • The Sawmill Then
    • The Sawmill Now
    • The Joys of Whittling
    • Wood Mistress
  • Flora
    • Ferns and Flowers
    • Pines and Firs
  • Fauna
    • Animal Life
    • Taxidermy
    • The White Moose
    • Fishing
  • Geology and Weather
    • In the Beginning
    • Weather Watch
  • Points of Interest
    • White Tail Falls
    • Owl Cave
    • The Grange
    • The Train Graveyard
  • Events
    • Passion Play
    • Packard Timber Games
    • Calendar of Events
    • Lumberjack Feast
  • Dining
  • Lodging
  • Sports
    • Football
  • Fashion
  • Religious Worship
  • Transportation
  • Town Life
  • Government
    • Proposed Prison

Behind the scenes Edit

Lynch was the jacket photograph and brought Tim & Tom's Taxi-dermy picture.[1]

This was the only time Richard Saul Wurman was asked to make a book and he plans, as any of his books, to never release the Access Guide again. The book took about six months to be made and the maps were made from scratch, most of the locations and roads being made after Richard Saul Wurman's family and friends.[1] Indeed, his wife is Gloria Nagy, his four children are Joshua, Reven T.C., Vanessa and Tony, his frequent Access Guide typographer is Linda Lenhoff. On the maps can be found: Richard Saul Woods, Gloria's Grove, Josh Alley, Reven Rd., Vanessa's Landing, Tony Ave., Lenhoff Avenue.

Wurman's team was the one to come up with the cut fingers and whittling joke and Wurman considers that Frost was more open to suggestions than Lynch.[1]

Mark Frost re-read the Access Guide as inspiration for The Secret History of Twin Peaks.[2]


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