Mount St. Helens

The Chinook Observer ran a composite of local photos on May 29, 1980, relating to the Mount St. Helens eruption.

Editor's note: The following is a story written by Jim Campiche ... Jim, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Campiche of Seaview, was on a business trip as a representative of a Seattle publishing firm at the time.

At noon on Sunday, May 18th, I was driving down Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington. The sun was shining and I was looking forward to a comfortable hotel with a swimming pool in Moses Lake where I had business the next day. The tape deck played loud music while I enjoyed the desert scenery.

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