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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Mount St. Helens at 40

After two months of increasing activity, Mount St. Helens erupted at 8:32 a.m. on Sunday, May 18, 1980. Eastern Washington and North Idaho residents didn’t expect the active mountain to have much of an impact here. They were wrong.