Tagged: Mary Lou Gaughan

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Until 1962, Centralia Pennsylvania was like many other anthracite coal region towns. While it had boomed during the heyday of coal mining in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the borough was now on...

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Radiolab has a terrific podcast about Centralia, PA and the mine fire. A number of former residents are interviewed, including Mary Lou Gaughan and Tom Dempsey. They talk about the tough decision to have...