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Andrew Shecktor
Andrew Shecktor

I have been to Centralia when it was a vibrant town, and only recently following it being vacated. The site of the vacant town prompted me to write a fictional novel, based on historical events and with a section on the history of the town. Much of the history has been lost to time or is very difficult to find. If anyone is interested, it is titled "Centralia PA, Devils Fire" and can be found on Amazon by searching "Centralia PA". It is a tribute to the town, and what can happen when nature gets the better of us. We feel we can control anything, but few mine fires have ever been actually put out, and thousands burn across the world.

Kenneth Crook
Kenneth Crook

If there is coal burning underground, and it is as hot as pictured, why not use the heat to generate electricity.  Companies are trying to drill wells to reach geological hot spots.  Well the hot spot is already there close to the surface.  Why not use it?


Paul Marttin
Paul Marttin

I was recently with some friends in Centralia and honestly is .... demolishing


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