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Subject: [Leica] Mt. St. Helens Eruption 49 years ago today
From: leica_r8 at (Aram Langhans)
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 07:06:51 -0700
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Not something I would want to live through again, but something I am 
glad to have experienced once.? It was a very small town of just over 
1000 in the middle of wheat country, and it really brought out the best 
in people. Able bodies willing to help those less able, feed and house 
the stranded motorists and greyhound bus people, and give moral 
support.? People behaving like they should every day.? Actually, the 
town was like that even without the ash, but more so in those weeks 


On 5/18/2019 7:10 PM, CartersXRd wrote:
> wow
> ric
>> On May 18, 2019, at 10:04 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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