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Subject: [Leica] Mt. St. Helens Eruption 49 years ago today
From: rgacpa at (Bob Adler)
Date: Sat, 18 May 2019 20:34:08 -0700
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A terrific series; really captures the feeling of that awesome event for 
those who through it. 

Bob Adler

> On May 18, 2019, at 7:04 PM, Aram via LUG <lug at> wrote:
> 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
> 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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