Route 54 and 61 once cut straight through this region of Pennsylvania from Ashland to Centralia. Unfortunately, a stretch of the highway has been destroyed and barred from traffic due to the mine fire beneath the town. Several uneven bumps in the road and major cracks caused the rerouting of the routes to what 61 is today.
To get to this area, which is blocked off with barriers from the flow of traffic, simply walk a few feet south of St. Ignatius Cemetery and cut through the chevron signs. You won’t be disappointed by the wonders of nature and how it’s destroyed what man has built.