Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mount St. Helens

Thirty years ago, May 18, 1980 a major eruption happened in southwestern Washington. Mount St. Helens blew steam and ash more than 11 miles into the sky. Our display case in the lobby is featuring many jars of ash and even a damaged leaf from the 1980 eruption. We have just added Frank Gohlke’s book “Mount St. Helens” which is a collection of photographs of terrain around the volcano from 1981 until 1990 as you will see slow regrowth in the dramatic selections of photographs. Also we have books about visiting the site today and videos of the eruption that happened thirty years ago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember wiping ashes off the cars in the Middle School parking lot (back when the middle school was on Eighth and Dewey...) when school got out this day. 30 years ago, eh? I'm old.