Centralia Mine Fire Tours
Author David DeKok is available to give tours of Centralia and the Centralia mine fire at any time of the year. The tour lasts about two hours and includes the steaming areas, feeling the hot ground, the huge cracks in Route 61 opened by the fire, and the location where the fire started. I will meet you in Centralia, explain the history of Centralia and the mine fire in detail, and show you large, blow-up photographs of what Centralia used to look like. The fee is $200 to cover my time and travel expenses from Harrisburg. Size of the group doesn’t matter. Payment by cash (preferred) or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. You may contact him at (717) 439-4159, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: While tours are available at any time of year, I recommend coming in the cooler months so you will see more steam. The steam all but disappears during the hot summer months. I hope to return to full-time employment in the near future, but the tours will continue to be available on weekends.
“Thanks so much for a worthwhile and enlightening tour of Centralia!”
Harold Young and family, Altoona & Hollidaysburg, Pa., 10-24-2010
“Many thanks for everything… will come back to you to check facts later in the summer. Great working with you!”
–Chris Lent, Wall-To-Wall, London, producer of Journey To the Earth’s Core for The History Channel, 7-15-2010
“I want to thank you so much for your guidance through the fire-maze of Centralia. My students absolutely loved the experience [and] found your book to be invaluable.”
–Patrick J. Lawler, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 11-1-2009