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Here's a few pics of the Graffiti Highway with Sharkmate & kid.



 

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^that's crazy! I've read about the town and seen pic's. but I've not heard of the "Graffiti Highway". that highway is crazy cool!
 

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^that's crazy! I've read about the town and seen pic's. but I've not heard of the "Graffiti Highway". that highway is crazy cool!
Previously, the road was simply called by what it truly is – an old, abandoned section of Route 61. A piece of Route 61 just south of the town had to be closed in the early 1990s. The mine fire in Centralia Pennsylvania posed a real threat to the structural integrity of it. Subsidence was leading to uneven surfaces and steam poured out through cracks in the asphalt.

PennDOT bypassed this section of Route 61 with an improved portion of Byrnesville Road. After it was upgraded, the bypass adopted the name Route 61, and the old section of the road was left to the elements.

For some time, no one gave much thought to visiting the nearly one mile long abandoned stretch of Route 61. However, as Centralia began to develop a following online, more curious onlookers explored the town.

One of the results was that some people found and used the open road surface as a canvas. They brought cans of spray paint and began to design on its surface.

This inspired still other Centralia PA visitors to test their artistic skills. No one knows for sure exactly when the graffiti began on the road, but it appears to have accelerated sometime after 2007. This may have had to do with the film Silent Hill coming out the year before.
 
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There's a camp ground near Knoebels we usually park the Trailer, called J&D Campground. I'm going to call them this week and see what dates they have open in June then I'll post them and see if anyone can make it. They don't have Cabins there but there is another campground owned by Knoebels call Lake Glory which does have Cabins available. The larger ones are around $260 per night which sleeps 8 to 10 people.

If that doesn't work out for you guys we can always do something later in the Summer.
 
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OK, at Lake Glory Campground they have 2 Cabins available for weekend of June 8th, 1 Cabin for weekend of June 15th. Also are the Double Cabins which are available the weekends of June 1st and June 15th. See the link to view the rates if interested. Click here
 

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Thanks for doing all the good research Shark.
I am thinking that Ruger and the Buckeye bunch are not going to be able to do a weekend trip like in the past...but I hope they can make it. I suppose we should plan something ourselves and leave room for more to attend.

I have to get dates cleared with the wife since her schedule is much more restrictive than mine. We have been to those campsites and Cabins before so I am fine with either option. I know they have a public shower and bathrooms as well as a small pool.

I am hoping to get a decent amount of people to show up and enjoy the company of some old friends...and some new ones.
Shark, you have my cell# so feel free to text me and we can talk it over and plan it. I hope Doc can make it also.
 

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I'm gonna try.i just got a new phone,so, Anthony,please message me your number of Facebook messenger and I'll text you back

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The Chatterbox told me summer is probably good, but they don't expect to be open in the fall. They have no date set for closing.
 

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Hex gave me a few ideas. I'll post them up later

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I think KC was good with the Knoebels Idea and visiting Centrailia, etc. I thought he was getting back to me with some dates?
 
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I think KC was good with the Knoebels Idea and visiting Centrailia, etc. I thought he was getting back to me with some dates?
I need you all to decide when, then I can let the wife put in for the days off. she needs to know well ahead of time to have any chance of getting the time off.

Like I said before, feel free to text or call me if we need to talk...been real busy with work...sorry!
 

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Sorry Shark, been crazy busy...should calm down after this week is over.

So who is interested in a group meeting?
I am more than willing to make plans with you and your wife Shark, I just need dates so we both can schedule the time off.
Doc, Text me so we can chat. same with Shark...lol
 

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Sorry Shark, been crazy busy...should calm down after this week is over.

So who is interested in a group meeting?
I am more than willing to make plans with you and your wife Shark, I just need dates so we both can schedule the time off.
Doc, Text me so we can chat. same with Shark...lol
At this point I'm probably looking past July and August is usually pretty hot. What do you guys think of an end of Summer meeting in September......
I'm pretty flexible so if something comes up sooner I'd probably be up for that.
 

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My September should be wide open, let us know.
 

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We might be doing our club run sometime in August or September

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