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Author Quigley, Joan. Edition 1st ed. Subjects Mine fires -- Pennsylvania -- Centralia. Mine fires -- Social aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Centralia. Mine gases -- Pennsylvania -- Centralia. Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania -- Centralia. Coal mines and mining. Mine fires.

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Mine fires -- Pennsylvania -- Centralia -- Social aspects. Target Audience Adult Summary "Beginning on Valentine's Day, , when twelve-year-old Todd Domboski plunged through the earth in his grandmother's backyard in Centralia, Pennsylvania, The Day the Earth Caved In is an unprecedented account of the nation's worst mine fire. In astonishing detail, Joan Quigley, the granddaughter of Centralia miners, ushers readers into the dramatic world of the underground blaze - from the media circus and back-room deal-making spawned in the wake of Todd's sudden disappearance to the inner lives of every day Centralians who fought a government that wouldn't listen.

Here, too, we see the failures of major political and government figures, from Centralia's congressman, "Dapper" Dan Flood, a former actor who later resigned in the wake of corruption allegations, to James Watt, a former lawyer-lobbyist for the mining industry, who became President Reagan's controversial interior secretary. Exposing facts in prose that reads as vividly as fiction, Quigley shows us what happens to a small community when disaster strikes, and what it means to call someplace home.

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