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A modern day Ghost Town

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Old bricks from demolished home in the foreground as smoke rises behind the fallen tree.
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We'll be heading back there again with some new people, some engineering students who have studied the (failed) efforts to stop the fire, etc... their insights should make the trip even more interesting. I am from the Pittsburgh area and have a few friends who live in Ashland.
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« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2009, 05:56:04 am »

Centralia Pennsylvania

This next set of pictures comes from an unlikely source.  Jeroen Vervloet lives in the Netherlands.  When planning a visit to the U.S., he learned of  Centralia's story and decided to visit the remains of this small town.  While in Centralia he took these pictures and upon his return, contacted us.  Here are his pictures, and his impressions of of a visit to Centralia PA.
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« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2009, 05:56:23 am »

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« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2009, 05:56:38 am »

We planned a visit of almost four weeks to to the U.S. to go to the Fall Carlisle/Hershey PA car show. I was checking out the internet for anything interesting around Carlisle/ York and I came to this fantastic website about Centralia. This is why we visited Centralia.

First of all you can not believe what you are seeing when you walk over the hot pavement and smell the strange smoke that is coming out of the ground the second thing that catches the eye are the totally empty and abandoned streets. You can still see where the houses were, and everything is overgrown by trees bushes etc etc. We only saw one house left just across the Centralia municipal building.  When you see this it is almost unthinkable that this once was a town with 1100+ people.

We visited the Pioneer Coal mine in Ashland PA and what a great way to see, look, feel and smell how people worked
in the early 1900' s in the coalmines. a highly real recommended destination.

We learned that the coal vein (that is burning) goes all the way back to Ashland and it would take hundreds of years to "burn out".  We think Ashland is a typical American "Old Town" that looks great with only one main street and all the houses on the sides of the road. This is a adventure on it's own ..........for us in a very crowded Holland the parts that I really like about America is that they always leave everything as it is and build something new on another place/spot
so that we can still see how it was before!!

Please go and take a look at this great (what was a town) that is now almost a piece of History that is "Burning" since 1961 because maybe when the last people are gone, the government will remove and dig out the whole town to end the mining fire and although it is very tragic to look at it's also Very interesting to learn from.

best regards (From Holland), Jeroen Vervloet
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