CENTRALIA, PA - America's Burning Ghost Town (Documentary)

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Post by mkline » Mon. Sep. 12, 2022 2:56 pm

I was poking around YouTube and found a relatively new documentary on Centralia. I haven't watched it yet, so I don't know if it's just a rehash of other videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj5LjacccJ0


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Post by Hambden Bob » Wed. Sep. 14, 2022 1:54 am

Thanx,Mike!

 
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Post by coaledsweat » Wed. Sep. 14, 2022 5:31 am

Looks like it's all new, goes through the town's history.

 
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Post by Lightning » Wed. Sep. 14, 2022 11:42 am

Pretty cool, thanks for posting 🙂


 
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Post by bruker » Wed. Sep. 14, 2022 3:42 pm

There's info on the web about a mine fire in New Straitsville, OH. Anyone know if it's still burning?

 
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Post by freetown fred » Wed. Sep. 14, 2022 5:52 pm

Outstanding M--thanx!!! :)

 
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Post by BigBarney » Fri. Sep. 16, 2022 3:24 pm

Thanks for posting..

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Post by mkline » Fri. Sep. 16, 2022 3:37 pm

You're welcome all. It was very interesting. :D


 
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Post by Rob R. » Sun. Sep. 18, 2022 9:35 am

Even a coal fire can outpace bureaucracy. Thanks for sharing.

 
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Post by McGiever » Mon. Sep. 19, 2022 10:24 am

bruker wrote:
Wed. Sep. 14, 2022 3:42 pm
There's info on the web about a mine fire in New Straitsville, OH. Anyone know if it's still burning?
Is the New Straitsville mine fire still burning?
The fire continues today, having in 132 years consumed 13 square miles of a coal vein between 8 and 10 feet thick. In the 1880s the thriving coal town of New Straitsville was the center of union organizing. Several groups competed for miners' loyalty.
In 1884, striking miners pushed burning coal cars into a mine owned by the New Straitsville Mining Company, setting the mine ablaze. The fire still burns underground to this day. The New Straitsville Mining Company established the community of New Straitsville, about fifty miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, in 1870.

 
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Post by Sylvesterd101 » Mon. Oct. 31, 2022 12:44 pm

McGiever wrote:
Mon. Sep. 19, 2022 10:24 am
OOF that kills me, precious black gold wasted

 
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Post by freetown fred » Mon. Oct. 31, 2022 2:03 pm

It's all Creator stuff S---- ;)

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