Grandparents' camera captured eruption

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photoDan Walker found these photos of the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens in a box of photos kept by his late grandmother. The photos were taken at Silver Lake, about 30 miles west of the peak.

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photoDan Walker found these photos of the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens in a box of photos kept by his late grandmother. The photos were taken at Silver Lake, about 30 miles west of the peak.

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photoDan Walker found these photos of the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens in a box of photos kept by his late grandmother. The photos were taken at Silver Lake, about 30 miles west of the peak.

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Recently my grandmother passed away, and I found some photos that have been tucked away for 30 years.

I doubt these have actually been seen by many people, as I found them stuffed at the bottom of a photo box.

These pictures were taken west of Mount St. Helens at Silver Lake.