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.In early 1962, a fire began in Centralia, PA's garbage dump, which happened to have been built on top of a coal seam. The coal caught fire and spread into the mine. It is still burning to this day. Today there are only a few hearty residents left. In 2002, the US Postal Service revoked the borough's Zip Code.
Centralia is an abandoned mining town in Pennsylvania. An underground mining fire started in the 1960’s the mine fire started and kept burning. They began to evacuate citizens and all houses were bought by the government. The older citizens refused to move and continued to live in their homes.All of the town members now are being forced to move because the smoke from the mine fire has gotten worse with the chemicals mixed in. There is an abandoned highway that was closed off by a mound of dirt
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"Former Centralia resident John Lokitus, Jr. cared for this bench for a long time. When it was damaged or stolen (as it was several times), he made sure it found its way home. He was one of two residents forced from their homes late last year. Only a handful of residents remain. Seeing this bench somewhere other than Centralia is bittersweet. At least it has a good home." -macwagen on Flickr