FOLLOW ME ON:

Follow me on Twitter!

Follow me on Facebook!

The Plain Truth - News and Message Board
Register Calendar
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
Unregistered
Reply with quote  #1 
I lived on the West coast when this happened, Brings back good memories. I want to go back to 1980 before the nasty Dems and Libs trashed our society. It was much more fun then , life seemed much better too. No need for hate filled ignorant democrats to reply. We have all heard more from you than we should ever have to.
0
BobBarney

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 14,092
Reply with quote  #2 

Never-before-seen photos of deadly Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980 found on old camera purchased at a thrift store for $20

Unseen photos of deadly 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption

Never-before-seen images of the deadliest volcano blast in U.S. history have emerged, after a woman snapped up an old camera (inset) from a thrift store for just $20. Kati Dimoff, 38, a photographer from Portland, Oregon, purchased the vintage piece of kit from a Goodwill shop and went about developing a roll of film she found still lodged inside. She was shocked when she got a set of black-and-white images back, documenting the chaotic Mount St. Helens 1980 eruption in southwest Washington, which killed 57 people, caused more than $1.1 billion in property damage and blasted more than 1,300 feet off the top of the mountain.

0
BobBarney

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 14,092
Reply with quote  #3 
What Mt St Helens meant to me
30 years ago today, I had a life changing experience.   I had just recently moved to Florida from Connecticut just a few months earlier and was experiencing some of the worst, blackest, loneliness times of my life.   Just two years earlier, I had gone from being an atheist to becoming a Christian. It was a hard struggle of reading the Bible and  realizing the Plain Truth  about God and His message..

 For many weeks, I had been walking and praying  on a golf course, simply talking with God. Of course like most of us,  I wasn't sure that God was listening. For several weeks,  the press had been reporting of a possible eruption of Mt St Helens-- although most reporters were certain it wasn't going to happen.  On this day-- it was a Sunday-- I took my usual walk and talk with God. Wondering if He was listening,  I blurted out, " God, if you are listening, make that mountain blow!"

 I got back home, turned on the TV,  to breaking the news about the eruption, that had just occurred.   Sounds outlandish, but that's but that's the way it happened. I have never forgotten that moment.


0
BobBarney

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 14,092
Reply with quote  #4 

Mount St. Helens in 5...

                               

& Andrew Collins

                                                                       

                                                                                 -                                                                 FOXNews.com

                                                                                                                       

The world's attention may be focused on a different volcano today, but thirty years after its devastating eruption, Mount St. Helens is worth a look...if you dare

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

On May 18, 1980, one of the most stunning mountains of the Pacific Northwest's rugged Cascade Range, Mount St. Helens, erupted catastrophically. In a matter of minutes, the mountain's conical 9,677-foot peak morphed into the 8,365-foot U-shaped crater that's still visible today. The massive expulsion of ash and debris took 57 lives and destroyed more than 250 homes.

The forested countryside surrounding this still-active volcano in southwestern Washington - just 55 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon - now falls under the management of the U.S. Forest Service as Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. A scenic highway provides access to the surrounding landscape, and a system of visitor centers, hiking trails, and signed viewing areas afford visitors one of the world's most up-close and chilling encounters with volcanology.

5…Climb inside a volcano

Just 5 miles east of I-5, which is the most direct route for approaching Mount St. Helens from Seattle (115 miles north) or Portland (55 miles south), the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center at Seaquest State Park (Hwy. 504, 360-274-0962, $3, http://www.parks.wa.gov/interp/mountsthelens) is an excellent place to get your bearings. Twice an hour throughout the day, the center shows a short movie with actual footage of the 1980 eruption and provides a rich overview of the events leading up to it.


MORE PLUS SIDESHOW

0
MissBarney

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 340
Reply with quote  #5 
As the 30th anniversary of the May 18, 1980, eruption approaches, scientists are still studying how the area devastated by the blast continues to recover from the eruption.


July 22, 1980: Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington State.
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.

October 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31