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Thirty years ago today, Mount St. Helen blew her top

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, May 18, 2010.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    And 57 people died.

  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    There is a really good story in this month's National Geographic that looks at what has happened to the area around Mount St. Helens over the last 30 years.
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    When we first got HBO, they constantly played the movie with Art Carney about Mount St. Helen's. It terrified me as a kid, especially the narration at the end which is something like, "Scientists say Mount St. Helen's could explode again at anytime."
  4. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    I was 5 and we lived in Eastern Washington when it blew. Being that dark at 3 in the afternoon was pretty odd. I do remember everyone having to clean up tons of wheelbarrows full of ash. We dumped tons of that stuff, and I still have a little souvenir container of it.
  5. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    I hitchhiked through the state that summer. Standing on the side of the road I was up to my ankles in ashes ... and I'm guessing it was at least an hour's drive away. It was like God decided to put out his cigar.

  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I could've sworn I saw coverage of this on CNN as a kid, but I'm told CNN didn't go on the air until two weeks later.
  7. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    If you ever have the chance to see it, go see it. I went about 10 years ago, and it was amazing the destruction that still exists.
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