HOW WE SET THIS TOWN ON FIRE–THE LEGEND.

 

SHINY DELL SILVER MOON SHIRO

CENTRALIA burns.

All we can do is watch…and learn.

We lit this fire in 1962

a Year of the TIGER and Shiro’s birth btw-

and still,..the Town of  CENTRALIA burns.

 

 HOW WE SET

 THIS

 TOWN ON FIRE

 THE LEGEND

 OF CENTRALIA BURNS.

 

How we set this town on fire.

The LEGEND now an integral part of MANKIND’s History with FIRE.

A town–the whole town.

On fire…in ’62.

Still burning…in 2017

sad ?

…tis true.

 FIRED UP…

 

MANKIND’s use of FIRE and it’s inherent ENERGY is obvious.

For Home and Industry.

 

Without it, things would be difficult and different indeed.

Not to mention darker…

!?..ok,

ok i just did mention dat. Oh well…let FIRE light the ways

 THE FIERY ELEMENT…

 

SHIRO’s introduction to FIRE via the MARTIAL ART TRADITION came two ways and on two levels.

Mental & Physical.

Through the concept of ‘ elements ‘ within NINPO/BUDO Philosophy (click) & a ‘ training exercise ‘.

In a FIRE-Pit. In the backyard.

 

…WE BE HOT TONIGHT FELLOWS…S. ED LOMAX & SHIRO WERE SHARING HOUSE ACCOMODATION WHEREBY THE PROPERTY HAD A BBQ PIT MADE BY PREVIOUS TENANTS ETC…AT AN IMPROMPTU TRAINING SESSION THAT DEVELOPED ONE AFTERNOON and continued into the NIGHT…THE soon lengthened FIRE-PIT TAUGHT US ALL SOME FIERY LESSONS…indeed.                   Singed or not mostly singed though.

 

 INNER AND OUTER FIRE

 

FIRE..; with WATER, EARTH, AIR and VOID are…

both philosophical & practical ‘ elements ‘ of/in NATURE.

In bare and basic terms;

they can each represent a state of mind (in a fiery mood) or a state of being (on fire) =

the ELEMENT OF FIRE.

 

Just depends on the  ‘ nature ‘ of the topic discussed… Philosophical or Practical.

Inner or outer…Fiery stuff indeed.

So too is it then practical,

to practice and train with the ELEMENTS...

in this case–

to move and jump with and thru FIRE in various ways.

 

FIRE’s ENERGY is learnt first-hand…and singe burns heal quick;

though head-hair takes a lil longer it seems.

 

CENTRALIA however, is now more than singed.

 

This FIRE we lit in ’62,…

has consumed much more than just the stuff of it’s DREAMS.

 CENTRALIA BURNS…

 

Burn-offs and back-burns, are a sometimes necessary approach to help lower the Summer Bush-Fire potential. When properly controlled and contained that is.

 

Situated in the US State of PENNSYLVANIA, Columbia County;

the township of Centralia began per se in 1854, a prime Coal Mining site.

A populace of some 2,ooo gradually called this place Home.

 

The Anthracite Coal extracted enabled this town to boom and blossom; for a while. (click)

ANTHRACITE COAL…is Carbon densely packed. This makes it somewhat harder than most other coals and also, harder too to light, in that more oxygen is required to allow combustion. However…if the conditions are right-this Coal burns rather clean and fiercely with little contaminants/pollutants because of it’s high inherent Carbon and thus is capable of great eventual HEAT output for the same reasons… MANKIND has used this element/mineral for a long time.

COAL RESERVES/AMOUNTS IN THE SURROUNDING REGIONS…according to the reference noted above…THERE IS OVER 6 BILLION TONS IN ONE MOUNTAIN RANGE ALONE…not to mention…but i will…and THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ANDES OR ROCKY MOUNTAINS SO… LOTSA COAL THERE IS. IN LOTSA PLACES. HOPEFULLY NOT BURNING ALREADY…LIKE CENTRALIA’s.

tis carving time...

COAL…The Natural processes that formed ANTHRACITIC COAL were of relatively high, yet even temp and pressure. This ‘ compactness ‘ &  ‘ stability ‘ means too…you can ‘ work ‘ it… though perhaps keep away from Shiro’s cigars.

 

THE LEGEND OF–:

 HOW WE SET THIS

 TOWN ON FIRE.

 

In MAY of 1962; a routine burn-off set CENTRALIA alight.

A local sanitation crew were determined to get rid of the town’s potential threats. As the foliage in the selected area withered under their blaze and gaze…

their error of choice shone through too.

Beneath lay the entrance to a disused shaft.

Beneath lay Coal.

Mixing FLAME and COAL in such a way allowed the initial access to large/ample amounts of fresh air/Oxygen which then eventually produced combustion OF THE COAL…AND COAL SEAM and thus…

 

lit a FIRE under the very Foundations of the Town itself.

 

CENTRALIA was now atop a burning mountain sized lump of COAL,

atop and alight indeed…

a LEGEND OF FIRE appears…CENTRALIA burns.

…FIRE PLAY..?

 

The only safe and long-term option, when playing with fire

is to move away.

Or put it out.

 

Burning wherever the Coal seam led and went, livelihood too, soon became problematical. No Canary in the Coal Mine could help now.

Smoke, pollution, sudden flare-ups, pit-hole formations and the propensity for houses to catch fire became the norm.

Several photos herein show the potential for danger and devastation.

Flooding the mine was not a possible option and the several FIRE-FIGHT attempts were simply overwhelmed by their task. As Time and FIRE raged on, the towns people eventually were put out, moved out and away.

The FIRE stayed. ON.

Since 1962.

CENTRALIA,.. soon enough was left to BUrn itself out…one day…someday.

We hope.

Still smolderin’ CENTRALIA…

 

A 2013 Census raincheck indicates some 7 people

still ‘ live ‘ ( +survive…thus far ) in the surrounds of this burning TOWN of FIRE.

 

It appears CENTRALIA’s supporters…are warm-hearted folk indeed…

though their ZIP CODE was unzipped by… hot-headed officialdom long ago it seems (click) .

WELCOME TO CENTRALIA…OR NOT.

 

 THE FIERY LEGEND

 OF CENTRALIA.

 

 CENTRALIA.

On top…a country town. A boom mining town.

Now deserted, forlorn and smoky.

 

Underneath…

now a COAL Mine Seam that burns bright…since 1962.

 

Welcome to CENTRALIA…+

how we set this town on fire.

The LEGEND OF CENTRALIA.

 

Tis sad tis true.

 

 

The LEGEND of CENTRALIA.

Long may it endure…long may we learn.

 

Just don’t stand too close…

For you too, may soon enough,

feel the CENTRALIA burn.

 

A LEGEND OF FIRE.

 

 

NJOY your FIRE Training. High ENERGY indeed.

FOR A LOOK AT UNIQUE NINJA WEAPONRY…(click)…or…

(click) here for a LEGEND OF SCIENCE…+ hope you enjoyed…

HOW WE SET THIS TOWN ON FIRE. THE LEGEND.

 

HOW WE SET THIS TOWN ON FIRE–THE LEGEND.CENTRALIA burns. All we can do is watch…and learn. We lit this fire in 1962… a Year of the TIGER and Shiro’s birth btw- and still,..the Town of CENTRALIA burns.THE LEGEND OF CENTRALIA BURNS. Mankind has oft battled NATURE per se... but this disaster was a good intention... bad location indeed it seems. Join Shiro thru fire-pit NINPO Training with NINJA as he lights the way to... the pit of the LEGEND OF CENTRALIA BURNS. A most FIERY TALE indeed.

HOW WE SET THIS TOWN ON FIRE–THE LEGEND.CENTRALIA burns. All we can do is watch…and learn. We lit this fire in 1962… a Year of the TIGER and Shiro’s birth btw- and still,..the Town of CENTRALIA burns.THE LEGEND OF CENTRALIA BURNS. Mankind has oft battled NATURE per se… but this disaster was a good intention… bad location indeed it seems. Join Shiro thru fire-pit NINPO Training with NINJA as he lights the way to… the pit of the LEGEND OF CENTRALIA BURNS. A most FIERY TALE indeed.

till next–

NINPO IKKAN, NINPO LEGENDS

NINPO IKKAN, NINJA & KUNOICHI.

SILVER MOON & SHIRO.

SHIRO & SILVER MOON.

 

COMPUTER SHIRO & DELL SILVER MOON

 

 

3 thoughts on “HOW WE SET THIS TOWN ON FIRE–THE LEGEND.

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  1. hi and thanks for visiting ninpolegends.
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