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Fire underground : the ongoing tragedy of the Centralia mine fire

Author: David DeKok
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : GPP, ©2010.
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"Centralia, Pennsylvania, lived and died by anthracite coal. The town's population peaked at 2,761 in 1890, but by 1981 had dwindled to just over 1,000--not unusual for a Pennsylvania mining town. But today Centralia has no more than a dozen inhabitants, and they are expected to be gone before long. The reason: an underground fire that has burned since 1962 in the labyrinth of abandoned coal mines beneath Centralia,  Read more...
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DeKok, David.
Fire underground.
Guilford, Conn. : GPP, ©2010
(DLC) 2009026061
(OCoLC)317451056
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David DeKok
ISBN: 9780762758241 0762758244
OCLC Number: 841493974
Description: 1 online resource (x, 284 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Preface --
List of acronyms --
A bad day --
Badlands --
Council's fire --
Natural forces --
Missed opportunities --
Scranton's grand plan --
Too long a wait --
Sideshow --
In the fire's grasp --
The conspiracy theory --
Lonely battle --
Awakening --
Infighting --
Increasing danger --
Scattered leaves --
The big picture --
Fateful tumble --
Watt and Thornburgh --
Thornburgh in Centralia --
Organizing the resistance --
Fire in the night --
On the road --
The year of the scream --
Unity day --
Victory --
Relocation --
The end of nearly everything --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: David DeKok.
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How a modern-day mine disaster turned a Pennsylvania community into a ghost town.  Read more...

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Praise for the author's previous book, Fire Underground"Enough bureaucratic villains to fill a Dickens novel." -New York Times Book Review "DeKok has not only reported and written a compelling Read more...

 
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