18 Nov '13, 8am

Centralia was the inspiration fo the Silent Hill movie. Find out why... #property #singapore #sgproperty #abandoned

Centralia was the inspiration fo the Silent Hill movie. Find out why... #property #singapore #sgproperty #abandoned

Centralia: The real Silent Hill Credit: amazingstuff.co.uk/places/centralia Once, the land belonged to several Native American tribes before it was sold in 1749 to Colonial agents for five hundred pounds. In 1798, it was purchased by a French sea captain named Stephen Girard for $30,000. His purchase was influenced by rumours of a fortune to be made off the anthracite coal in the Pennsylvania region. The land would change hands a few more times until it was acquired by the Locust Mountain Coal and Iron Company in 1842. Alexander Rae - a mining engineer for the company- moved his family into a house he had built on the land and started developing plans for a village. Originally he named it Centreville, but later changed it to Centralia to avoid a naming conflict with another town of the same name. By the 1860s, several coal companies set up operations in Centralia due to th...

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