Local Educational Attractions:
of Anthracite Mining
Located on the same grounds as the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine in Ashland PA, this
museum focuses on the history of anthracite coal mining industries and
technology. It features a diverse collection of tools, machinery and photographs
that depicts the mining of hard coal. Information on Centralia's history
is available at the museum.
Pioneer Coal Mine & Anthracite
19th and Oak Streets, Ashland
Tours April through November
Other Information Resources and
Sites Surrounding Centralia, PA
- A Look at the Centralia Coal Mine Fire
By Johnathan F. Beltz - March 13, 1998
- Welcome to the Pennsylvania Coal Region! - This web site is
a collection of nostalgia and regionalisms from the Anthracite Coal Region of
Pennsylvania. Home of the CoalSpeak dictionary, recipes from the CoalStove ,
famous CoalCrackers , the Coal Region Guestbook, Message Board and lots more!
- "Slow Burn: A Photodocument of Centralia, Pennsylvania" by
Renee Jacobs - Published by University of PA Press (1985) Book is out of print
but may be available here.
Centralia Project - An nicely done documentation of one persons visit to
- Appalachian Trail - A Thru-Hiker's Journal
Andrew Weber and his friend Brent Hunter attempt to hike of the Appalachian
Trail from Springer Mountain, GA to Mt. Katahdin. This is their Journal.
One stop along the way takes them through Centralia. http://www.home.earthlink.net/~aginron
Help Contribute To Centralia's Story
If you wish to contribute to the story of Centralia,
PA either through first hand experience, pictures, stories or reading
information we would love to hear from you. You may e-mail us at:
or write to:
United States Internet Corp.
4 Crozerville Road
Aston, PA 19014
For further information see:
David DeKok - Unseen Danger: A Tragedy of People,
Government and the Centralia Mine Fire
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. I've been
informed by David Dekok that his book is back in print and in available online
at Barnes & Noble (www.bn.com)
and Amazon.com online
J. Stephen Kroll-Smith and Stephen Robert Couch - The
real disaster is above ground : a mine fire & social conflict.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c1990.
Lauren Wolk - Those Who Favor the Fire -
Published in 1998 by Random House. It is the story of a fictitious town called
"Belle Haven." Anyone familiar with the story of Centralia will
recognize the chronology and perhaps even some of the characters.
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