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02-18-2013, 01:49 AM #1
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02-18-2013, 02:12 AM #2
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02-18-2013, 02:16 AM #3
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Street,_Dunedin
Baldwin Street
A short straight street a little under 350 metres (1,150 ft) long, Baldwin Street runs east from the valley of the Lindsay Creek up the side of Signal Hill towards Opoho, rising from 30 m (98 ft) above sea level at its junction with North Road to 100 m (330 ft) above sea level at the top,[2] an average slope of slightly more than 1:5. Its lower reaches are only moderately steep, and the surface is asphalt, but the upper reaches of this cul-de-sac are far steeper, and surfaced in concrete (200 m, 660 ft long), for ease of maintenance (bitumen—in either chip seal or asphalt—would flow down the slope on a warm day) and for safety in Dunedin's frosty winters. At its maximum, the slope of Baldwin Street is about 1:2.86 (19° or 35%). That is, for every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation changes by 1 metre.
02-18-2013, 03:12 AM #4
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chuckle.gif Gotta' love percent of grade calc humor.

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02-18-2013, 03:37 AM #5
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lol.gif Hilarious!
02-19-2013, 12:21 AM #6
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Centralia, Pennsylvania

"Centralia is a borough and ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from over 1,000 residents in 1981 to 12 in 2005,[1] 9 in 2007, and 10 in 2010, as a result of a mine fire burning beneath the borough since 1962. Centralia is one of the least-populated municipalities in Pennsylvania.
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There is some disagreement over the specific event which triggered the fire. David DeKok, after studying available local and state government documents and interviewing former borough council members, argues in Unseen Danger and its successor edition, Fire Underground: The Ongoing Tragedy of the Centralia Mine Fire, that in May 1962, the Centralia Borough Council hired five members of the volunteer fire company to clean up the town landfill, located in an abandoned strip-mine pit next to the Odd Fellows Cemetery. This had been done prior to Memorial Day in previous years, when the landfill was in a different location. On May 27, 1962, the firefighters, as they had in the past, set the dump on fire and let it burn for some time. Unlike in previous years, however, the fire was not fully extinguished. An unsealed opening in the pit allowed the fire to enter the labyrinth of abandoned coal mines beneath Centralia."


What amazes me is that a city of 10 isn't the least populated municipality in Pennsylvania. Since 10 is the low limit for incorporation I believe it actually is the least populated municipality, the closest competitor is Petrolia with 203.

After further research the closest competitor is S.N.P.J. (yes that is the town name - Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota), population 19. It is a couple of families that incorporated so they could get a liquor license in a dry county.
02-19-2013, 01:29 AM #7
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Centralia is a really creepy place. The horror flick Silent Hill scenery was based on that.

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