Tagged: Centralia Pennsylvania

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One of the memorable locations in Centralia Pennsylvania is an old, gnarled tree with a few signs on it. The tree can be seen on the right hand side while heading north along Route...

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Here’s some interesting footage of Centralia PA. It’s actually shot out the window of a small airplane. This provides a unique view of what’s left of the town and the surrounding areas. The aerial...

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Bootleg mining was one of the unique issues that complicated efforts to deal with the Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire. As the name suggests, bootleg mining is not an law abiding, state sanctioned form of...

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Come help cleanup Centralia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 25, 2014! A crew of individuals from the Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR) will work alongside students and alumni from Drexel University as...

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By 1980 it was clear that Centralia, Pennsylvania was having a problem with mine gases. Soon, canaries would be called upon to save the day. The problem gases included carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and...

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The Centralia PA mine fire has been constantly on the move since it started burning around Memorial Day of 1962. The underground fire follows a convoluted maze of abandoned coal mines and seams in...

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The 2006 horror film, Silent Hill, was partially inspired by the town of Centralia, PA. The film itself is an adaptation of the Silent Hill video game series which was first released by Konami...

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For many years, visitors to Centralia, PA would see homes with multiple “chimneys.” These were, in fact, not chimneys at all. Rather, they were brick buttresses designed to support the house walls. As the...

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Centralia PA Early History Before the town of Centralia, PA existed, there was a vast expanse of mountain wilderness inhabited by tribes of Native Americans. That changed in 1749 when the Native Americans living...