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Mount St. Helens before May 18, 1980 eruption

1905 (approx.)

Detailed Description

Before the devastating May 18, 1980 eruption, Mount St. Helens was considered to be one of the most beautiful and most frequently-climbed peaks in the Cascade Range. Spirit Lake was a vacation area offering hiking, camping, boating, and fishing.


Public Domain.

U.S. Forest Service, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.