The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
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The current name was given by explorer George Vancouver to honor his friend Alleyne Fitzherbert, whose title was Baron St. Helens. The Baron was the then British ambassador to the court of Madrid. Reports of the perhaps more apt Indians names include Lawala Clough/Louwala-Cloigh, which means "smoking mountain" and Loowit which means "Lady of Fire".
Standing now at 8,364 feet (2,549 meters), Mount St. Helens lost about 1,300 feet in height when she blew her top in the famous eruption of May 18, 1980.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
A Falcon Guide to Mount St. Helens: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors by Fred Barstad. This book is a comprehensive guide to this world-renowned attraction, with a close-up look at the destruction and recovery of the area. The guide includes detailed information on the natural and cultural history of the area, recreational opportunities, and historical, geological, and natural exhibits. Order now...
In the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mount St. Helens by Charles Goodrich, Kathleen Dean Moore and Frederick Swanson. This book presents a cross-pollination of literary and scientific perspectives on the mountain's history of cataclysm and renewal. Discover the gifts of beauty, scientific illumination and of hope. Order now...
Portrait of Mount St. Helens: A Changing Landscape by Chuck Williams (Author) and Stuart Warren (Contributor). View the grandeur and the intimate detail of this beloved mountain as seen by 19th-century painters and pioneers as well as contemporary photographers. Order now...
Washington Off the Beaten Path, 9th Edition (Off the Beaten Path Series) by Chloe Ernst. This book features the unique things to see and do from quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions and unique finds to local dining. Travel off the beaten path for a one of a king experience. Order now...
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