Mount St. Helens Erupts, May, 1980. Recollections

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    Today is the 43 anniversary of the volcano eruption of Mount St. Helens in western Washington state. Here is a beautiful picture that I found online, showing the mountain as it looks now. A lot of the trees and other greenery are completely regrown now.

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    I can't believe I forgot that yesterday was the day St Helens blew in 1980. What an experience!

    It seems in my 30s I was always in the wrong place at the right time. First stuck in Ritzville due to St Helens getting an attitude and then a few years later poisoned by the Rajneeshees at the Dalles Taco Time in an attempt to rig an election.

    I was one of many that spent 3 nights on the school gym floor. I will never forget the kindness of the folks in Ritzville. It was a long trip home, 250 miles south, four days later. There was 1/2" ash at my mountain homestead. I had seen ash on the ground before from forest fires, but nothing like this super fine volcanic ash. Very eerie!

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    From the Comments at the end of the Harry Truman video:

    [​IMG] :eek:(Even at the time disproving carbon dating as trees and fence posts in the blast's wake later tested to be millions of years old!) :confused:o_O
     
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    Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption
     
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