Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, 44 years ago as of this past Saturday. Despite its age, there are still several unanswered questions and unknown stories surround the eruption.

With coverage from Oregon Public Broadcasting, a group of amateur archeologists set out to seek answers, exploring the rugged terrain for remnants of the time. This 31 minute doc gives a pretty interesting view of the different stories surrounding the eruption while giving a good look at what the landscape looks like today.

Amateur archeologists set out to uncover new details about what happened on Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. Can they find the rumored “bootlegger caves” of Harry Truman, the innkeeper of Spirit Lake Lodge? What stories do the rusted relics found hiding in the ash still have to tell? Scott Kemery and his group of volunteers search the rugged post-eruption volcanic landscape in a quest for answers.

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