Carl Womer, Centralia Pennsylvania’s Last Mayor

Carl Womer, Centralia Pennsylvania's last mayor, in 2007. Credit: Flickr/citnaj

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11 Responses

  1. Patrick says:

    I would love to talk or help clean up centralia

  2. Meryl says:

    Hello, I love reading all of these posts. In fact, I actually did just recently visit the town. I am a college student and I am doing an article on the town for one of my journalism classes. I was wondering if you could help me get in contact with one of the leaders or even a resident that would be willing to talk?

  3. EVELYN says:

    I was in Centralia, PA yesterday and what an education I received BY A FRIEND OF MINE THAT WAS BORN THERE. He took me there and sadly attempted to showed me where his grandmother’s house used to be between two trees. It really is a story about love and lost of a person’s personal/family roots. Very, very PROFOUND and sad experience. However, grateful that Vinnie Morris share his story with me. EJN

  4. Bob says:

    It sad All my family was from here. I visit this town a couple times a year sometimes just by myself just to remember the good times I had here as a child. No one could ever understand the people of Centralia unless you lived there, grew up there or had relatives there. It truly was an amazing place. Its so hard to explain. Its worth the two hour journey just for me to drive there just to look for a few moments.

  5. Cassie says:

    Hello people of Centralia. I visited your little town, and what is left of it just recently with my family. It made me sad, and angry. How someone could set a town a blaze and walk. How no one would try and investigate ways of putting these fires out, about how people come and spray paint and lued. I am so saddened and sickened. How can we get this town back on the map, how can we get it the attention it needs?! I will help in whatever way I can. Please get in touch!

  6. Virginia Ruebet says:

    I was through Centralia in 1992 or or 1993 and I could see the smoke coming out from underground. I was traveling on Route 61. What a shame the town had to be a banded. I wonder the effects on the people? I’d love to hear more since that was 25 years ago.

  7. John Beeler says:

    I visited Centralia in 2004 on a nice day; a peaceful little town.

  8. Andy Levan says:

    My name is Andy Levan the grandson of Guy Levan from Aristes. He often spoke of Carl and mentioned they were best friends as children. Can anyone get me in contact with Carl’s family I’m doing research on the entire area and the fire.

    • Haley says:

      I’m also researching the area and looking to get in contact with individuals who lived/knew people who lived there. Were you successful?

  9. Johnnie Longo says:

    Visited in 1984 on vacation with family. Many homes outside of town center still occupied. Got photos of my kids standing on mound of dirt with smoke coming up between their sneakers.

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