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May 18, 1980 -- The day Mt. St. Helens blew

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#1 RickR


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:26 PM

Who else remembers this monumental event?









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And here was the view from my front yard...about 70 miles to the south.



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#2 Rowsdower70


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:09 AM

I remember it well, it was all over the news of course.   I actually had a small vial of volcanic dust from that eruption that I kept for years.  Not sure what happened to it. 

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#3 AlamoAtari


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 02:51 PM

I did also. My grandpa had a vile of it.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:39 PM

I do! I did a school project of it a couple of years later.

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#5 StormSurge


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 08:12 AM

I remember the news very well.


I just started reading this last night.



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#6 CrossBow


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:13 PM

I honestly don't remember this as I would have only been about 6 years old at the time. In fact, when I think back on things, I really can't remember much of anything that far back other than a few memories of when I was about 7 years old and go my first Atari in about Christmas of '81 or '82, and then most of my memories seem to be in check starting around 1984 when I was about 9 - 10 years old.

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#7 StormSurge


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:02 AM

Unseen Photos of Mount St. Helens Eruption Uncovered From Forgotten Camera


A vintage camera from the early 20th century containing a roll of undeveloped film has yielded an extraordinary set of images showing the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, considered among the most disastrous volcanic eruptions in US history.





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#8 TrekMD


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:25 PM

I remember this vaguely! 

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#9 Starbuck66


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:23 PM

I... was not alive yet. About 4 months before I was around... I heard lots of stories though, plus remember discussing in science classes a lot.
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#10 kamakazi20012


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:12 AM

I very much remember this. Had family relatives living in Washington state. We got ashes where I lived in Arkansas. Air was hard to breathe from it.

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