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Author Visit - Local Historian David DeKok on the Centralia, PA Mine Fire

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 7:00p

Join author and historian David DeKok for a discussion of Centralia, PA and the coal mine fire that has been burning beneath the town for over 50 years. Mr. DeKok will discuss why the fire is still burning, what Centralia looks like today, and how the town has influenced popular culture, particularly the horror movie Silent Hill (2006).
Originally from Michigan, DeKok first became interested in Centralia while working as a reporter at The News-Item in Shamokin, Pennsylvania in the 1970s. He went
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Free Library of Philadelphia, Room 108
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 686-5322
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