Tagged: mine fire

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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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David DeKok’s book, Fire Underground: The Ongoing Tragedy Of The Centralia Mine Fire , is without a doubt the most compelling look at Centralia PA available today. Published by Globe Pequot Press and recently...

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The past week, we’ve written quite a bit about recent efforts to cleanup Centralia PA. Some readers have wondered, “Why is the town worth spending time and money to cleanup?” At first glance, such...

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There’s something about the story of Centralia, Pennsylvania that inspires people to do some pretty weird things. This can be seen in a number of photos and videos posted online. We’ve featured several of...

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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...