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

May 19, 2014 1:03 AM

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

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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