The other day my Hubby, son & I took a day trip to Centralia, PA. What? You’ve never heard of it? Perhaps that is because it is a modern day ghost town who had their zip code revoked in 2002. Or the fact that in 2010 had a population of 10.
Centralia is an old mining town that has had a fire burning beneath it for years. Eminent domain was claimed by Pennsylvania in 1992 forcing everyone to leave their homes. There are still those few stragglers who refuse to move. It is very interesting to see how well groomed the few properties still occupied are. I’ve seen so much worse in populated areas. Even in the middle of nothing you can find well groomed fields. The cemetery was immaculately groomed.
If you are looking to do some walking around and not trying to entertain small children, this may be for you. If you enjoy nature & history, again, for you. Don’t go there hungry, wanting to shop or needing to pee. You will be out of luck.
We saw a lot of butterflies & grasshoppers. There is a nearby wind farm that was interesting to see. We also took a walk down the condemned highway that has been ruined by the fires below. We did not add to the graffiti, we did take photos of it. My favorite was the phrase “Be kind whenever possible”. Oh then there as a stop sign I liked too. Can never get enough Journey LOL. My Hubby & Son were really interested in the time capsule that is waiting to be opened in 2016. They would like to be there when it happens. If we are there, I’ll post about it after… can you wait that long?
Have you ever heard of Centralia, PA before this post?