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Subject: [Leica] Mt. St. Helens Eruption 49 years ago today
From: leica_r8 at (Aram)
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 02:04:04 +0000

We were living in the small town of Odessa, WA. I do not have any of my own 
photos of the ash hitting on May 18, 1980 as the camera club was on a field 
trip to Idaho and Canada.  We were sitting in a drive-in in Nelson, BC when 
on the radio we heard, "By now you know Mt. St. Helens blew its top this 
morning.  I-90 is closed and Spokane is in total darkness..."  It was about 
3 PM and we looked at each other in shock.  We had the town doctor, 
pharmacist, post master with us.  So, we headed home, driving around road 
blocks by Davenport and on ash covered roads.  A harrowing ride.  So may 
stories.  I started taking photos the next day, and here is a collection of 
a few that were taken over the next few days as we looked about in disbelief 
at the "snow" that would never melt, then tried to figure out what the heck 
to do, and then did it.  We really had no choice.

View them large if you can.

Comments welcome.


Aram Langhans
(Semi) Retired Science Teacher
& Unemployed photographer

?The Human Genome Project has proved Darwin more right than Darwin himself 
would ever have dared dream.? James D. Watson 

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