Tagged: Centralia Pennsylvania

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On June 17, 1948 United Airlines Flight 624 crashed just north of Centralia Pennsylvania in Conyngham Township near the town of Aristes. Sadly, there were no survivors. The 4 crew members and 39 passengers...

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The Molly Maguires was a secret, fraternal society founded by the Irish in the 1800s. The group took its name from a woman who had led a movement against landlords in Ireland. Molly Maguires...

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Each year hundreds of people visit Centralia Pennsylvania. Many of them are coming to see what is left of the town. Others are there to view the steam generated by the mine fire. Still...

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Here’s a 2005 WGAL report on Centralia, Pennsylvania. It includes an interview with former mayor, Lamar Mervine, as well historic footage of the town from the 1980s. The video begins by looking at the...

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Anthracite coal mining, along with the railroads, helped put Centralia Pennsylvania on the map. The first railroad with access to the town was the Mine Run Railroad. It was completed in 1854. With the...