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Panoramic Virtual Tours:

Mine Fire Hot Spot
Downtown Centralia Mainstreet Centralia Damaged Hillside

 
 
   
Knoebels Amusement Park (only 15 miles from Centralia!) 
Ghost Towns
Area 51 - Groom Lake
Abandoned PA Turnpike
Defunct Amusement Parks
Abandoned Places

  

Photo Updates:


Centralia in HDR

July 2006 360? Virtual Tour of Downtown Centralia PA

Centralia's Neighbor:
Byrnesville, Pa

Zeisloft's Mobil
Gas Station

July 5th 2008
Centralia PA

Centralia PA 2008
January Photos and 
commentary by
Donald Davis


2006 Photos


2005 Photos
of Centralia


 

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2004 Photos
of Centralia


2003 photos

of Centralia

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2002 photos

of Centralia


360 Degree Virtual Tours of Centralia PA
 

Fire In The Hole
by Kristie Betts
A fictional story based on Centralia
 

The Little
Town That Was

by Donald Hollinger

 

RESIDENTS TO SAVE THE BOROUGH OF CENTRALIA - FACT SHEET #6 - MARCH 1984 - This "Fact Sheet" was transcribed from a photocopied, original March 1984 newsletter from a Centralia organization called "Residents To Save The Borough Of Centralia".  Read the News Letter here


130th Anniversary
of the 1877 Shamokin Uprising and the Great Railroad Strike .. Read More

 

Centralia Today
A Photo Documentary
of Centralia today.

 

Mine Emergency Response Program
Details from the
Saskatchewan
Mine Rescue Manual
 

















 

Vanessa Florit, a former PA resident, wrote the song  "A Town No More"

 

Missing my small home town in PA has inspired me to write this song called ďA Town No MoreĒ.  Centralia, PA inspired me to write the song about it.  This mp3 can be heard and download here:

 

Vanessa Florit - Town No More

 

 

 
 

A Town No More

Once a thriving place but now deceased
The caution signs speak of fatal debris
Fractured roads with a fire so deep
It all grew prone to collapse beneath my feet
And all I can do is let the sorrow set in
I saw the smoke float away like the people once did
In such disrepair it struggles just to exist
Only a handful left

Pry with all your might the boards off the windows
My home is not condemned
In my restless dreams I see it resurrected
Take me deep within
I can make my bed from ashes
Iíve come to love the fire and the heat
I canít live if Iím not in Centralia

For a place so far gone, it welcomes me
It seems to breathe, its seems to sleep
And I can almost put it back together in my dreams
The rain puts out the fire, and the footsteps come alive
The trees turn green and I can see their eyes
They are my family, my friends
But I wake up and they are burned again

Pry with all your might the boards off the windows
My home is not condemned
In my restless dreams I see it resurrected
Take me deep within
I can make my bed from ashes
Iíve come to love the fire and the heat
I canít live if Iím not in Centralia

The snow here used to cover up my tears of pain
The alleys used to echo the sound of the rain
Smoking hillsides now take their place
Can I see your face?
Can I see your face?
I enter now to an alternate sleep
Its not quite as real as what I felt under my feet before
But what I choose not to see, wonít come to my door

Pry with all your might the boards off the windows
My home is not condemned
In my restless dreams I see it resurrected
Take me deep within
I can make my bed from ashes
Iíve come to love the fire and the heat
I canít live if Iím not in Centralia

 

  

 

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Other Interesting Things

 

 


 

So you want to Visit Centralia PA?  What you should know before you go to Centralia PA.

 

The Real Disaster Is Above Ground: A Mine Fire and Social Conflict

 


















 

What's near Centralia?

Plan your visit around one of Pennsylvania's best kept secrets located only 15 miles up the road from Centralia...


Knoebels
Amusement Park

Click Below for
 more details...

Knoebels
Amusement Park

 


Silent Hill & Centralia
Centralia PA inspires screenwriter Roger Avary during the making of the movie Silent Hill.
Read More Here...

 

Remembering ...
Byrnesville PA
By Mike Reilley

 
  Books about Centralia
  Maps of Centralia
  Around Town Today
  Local Attractions
 
  Personal Notes
  Additional Reading
  Haunted Centralia?
 
  Gerry McWilliams and
  the album "Centralia"
  
  Silent Hill Inspiration
  Other Mine Fires
  Search Centralia
  Centralia Sites/Books
  
Panoramic Virtual Tours:
Mine Fire Hot Spot
Downtown Centralia Mainstreet Centralia Damaged Hillside
  
 
  Centralia Infrared


Centralia PA in B&W Infrared
Infrared Photography
by Donald Davis

Video Tour
in Infrared of
Centralia PA
by Donald Davis

  

The Little Town That Was
by Donald Hollinger
 
  
Made in U.S.A. - 1987 movie that was filmed on location in Centralia PA See the opening Scene that started in Centralia during the peek of the mine fire disaster

 
 

 

Is Centralia Haunted?
Explore the possibility

 
The Real Disaster Is Above Ground: A Mine Fire and Social Conflict
 
  

Is there Hope
for Centralia?

Maybe...

Through the use of Nitrogen-Enhanced foam the Pinnacle mine fire was extinguished by Cummins Industries, Inc.  Cummins proposes to tackle the Centralia Mine fire and bring an end to the 
40 plus year fire.

Read this White Paper which evaluates the effectiveness of remotely applied nitrogen-enhanced foam to aid in efforts to isolate and suppress a mine fire.