Asphalt Films Presents: Centralia Tragedy of a Town
Presented by Garrett Rhodes
McWilliams wrote the song "Centralia" in 2001/02
I was very inspired by the history of Centralia
and wrote a song in 2001 which is also on a self-released CD by the same
name. I have been a professional musician and teacher for over 20 years,
and have played on numerous CDs, and in various acts including
Blackthorn, Tommy Conwell, Amos Lee, Wanderlust, and more.
Read more about
Gerry McWilliams and the album "Centralia" here.
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Shannon Kealey wrote and sings this song about Centralia. Her song
was inspired by an article she read about
Centralia in her
college geology class. You can visit Shannon at the following web address:
Big Sky Stringband - This song's author is Chris
Meier who sings and plays mandolin on the track. The harmony vocals and
guitar work is provided by Jay Stanek. The Big Sky Stringband is a
Chicago-based band who recently expanded its membership from a duo to a
five-piece band. (BigSkyStringband.com)
Jim Grassiano from Alabama wrote a song a while back that was inspired by the
heart-wrenching story of Centralia. Jim wrote in explaining that he never
really shared the song with anyone but would like to share it with those who
also were inspired by the story of Centralia.
If you wish to contribute to the story of Centralia, PA either through first
hand experience, pictures, stories, reading information or even comments, we
would love to hear from you. You may e-mail us at:
or write to:
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Aston, PA 19014
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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.