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REMEMBERING THE LAST DAYS OF BYRNESVILLE

Most people that left Byrnesville because of the effects of the Centralia mine fire were born and raised in the village and had spent at least 50 years of their lives there.
Leaving behind  a house they worked and cared for all these years, a home where their children were born and where their ancestors lived and died was not easy.
It was especially hard to see a bulldozer destroy the building that contained all those memories.
Here are pictures of some of the Byrnesville buildings just before and after they were destroyed.
                                   Web Site by;      Mike Reilley

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BYRNESVILLE AS IT WAS MANY YEARS AGO

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Mart McIntrye house just before demolition

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Another home being demolished

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Once was a pool room, cycle repair shop etc.

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Homes at the lower end of Byrnesville

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MY HOME BEING DEMOLISHED

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BYRNESVILLE AS IT LOOKS TODAY

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After the dozer was finished

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Will soon be gone forever

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Reduced to a pile of rubble