Do you remember May 18, 1980? The stories below were submitted by members of our community; if you have stories or photographs about Mount St. Helens before, during, or after the eruption, we'd love to have them.
Spokane preschooler woke up to several inches of ash outside.
"It was surreal that this was happening in my backyard."
Birthday blast meant logistical nightmare for nursing seminar's program chairman, attendees.
"Even though I was only 3, and had only turned 3 on the 2nd of May, the whole scenario felt wrong. "
Couple used an old logging road on Cinnamon Peak to get a spectacular view of the May 18 eruption.
"I told my husband he sure had a big way of celebrating our first anniversary, and what could he do to top that for the second?"
"Tenderfoot" is a romantic suspense novel with a sub-plot of the eruption.
Camping site in the "safe" zone turned out to be in the blast zone.
Skeptical teenager sees history from her yard.
Ash fallout intercepts married couple on drive back home from Spokane.
Man recorded distant booms caused by the eruption while living on the Oregon Coast.
Farm life doesn't stop just because a volcano is erupting nearby.
" I kept wondering if anyone knew what damage it would do to a little baby. It's not like volcanoes erupt very often! We tied a cloth diaper bandit style (think bad cowboys) over his little face."
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