34 years later, a look back at Mount St. Helens as it erupts

May 19, 2014 1:03 AM

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The volcano had been quiet since the 1850s, but geologists had been observing volcanic action in the Northwest.

"I remember in the mid-70s, Mount Baker was active for a while. They thought Mount Baker might erupt and they shut down the National Forest for awhile in 1975," says local historian Feliks Banel.

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