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Fire, That is what destroyed this coal mining town in Pennsylvania. An underground fire in coal viens burned for many years until the smoke and fumes got so bad that the Government bought up most of the homes and relocated the residents. Only a few homes remain in Centralia today.
Unfortunately the mine fire was only a part of Centralia's history. The town was home to people who came from other countries to find a better life. The coal industries provided employment so that people could live in peace and raise their families. The hugh amount of coal that was produced helped heat homes locally and in many towns and cities. It helped to fuel the industrial revolution and also it's contribution to the war effort.
Let us not forget the many men and women who served their country over the years. Centralia also contributed many men and women to serve with religious organizations. Centralia does have a great history besides the mine fire. 
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Christmas 2010 ---- Nice to see the decorations

Here are some pictures of how Centralia looked at one time.




























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VIEW FROM ARISTES MOUNTAIN

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BUSY PART OF LOCUST AVENUE, POST OFFICE WAS ONCE LOCATED IN THIS BLOCK

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EARLY VIEW OF LOCUST AVENUE AT CENTER STREET LOOKING NORTH

Then, the underground mine fire started burning and Centralia, Pa. started to disappear when people started to relocate and their homes were torn down.

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Fire in Centralia in 1908

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CENTRALIA VIEW 2009. WIND TURBINES VIEWED FROM ST. IGNATIUS CEMETERY

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MY MODEL OF A CENTRALIA COAL TRUCK




































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ANOTHER VIEW VIEW FROM ARISTES MOUNTAIN

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EARLY VIEW LOOKING NORTH TO SOUTH ON LOCUST AVENUE

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EARLY VIEW OF CENTRALIA LOOKING SOUTH

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VIEW OF AREA THAT IS BURNING UNDERNEATH

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CHURCH ON THE HILLSIDE NORTH OF CENTRALIA

  

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Mike Reilley,       mpreil@aol.com