And then it erupted with vengeance. Killing the most people, 57, by a volcanic eruption in recorded US history.
Located in the Cascade Range in southwest Washington, Mount St. Helens blew its top in 1980 on this day.
I do have proof of its lava and ash flow in a form of a small souvenir bottle full of ash that a friend gave me after his travels to Portland years ago. Some others have claimed that the ash came from a fireplace. Oh well…
Here is a 1911 map of Washington State with color-coded counties, created by Rand McNally.
Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.
Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.