Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Centralia, PA

Durelle and I visited Centralia, PA yesterday. It's an old mining town in PA that has been, for the most part, abandoned due to an underground fire that has been burning since the 60's. You can read more about it on wikipedia... it's really quite interesting.

Here is a bench welcoming you into town... it sits across the street from one of very few houses that remains:














Here is a street that was once lined with houses and buildings:














There is a section of PA Route 61 that has been cut off and re-routed due to the road caving in. You can't see it in the pictures, but there is smoke coming out of the large crack in the road:










































You can see more photos on my Flickr page. Definitely a cool place to visit if you live nearby or are driving through the area.

2 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

What an interesting post, I'll be sure to read more on this town with the underground fire ;)

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