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Locals remember Mount St. Helens 30 years ago

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 Like September 11th, or the assassination of President Kennedy, the eruption of Mount St. Helens makes you remember exactly where you were when it happened.

On it's 30th anniversary, we wanted to hear your stories about that unforgettable day.

"I lived on 14th Avenue just off of Union and was working on a project in my back yard and all of a sudden looked up at the sky and it was like clouds turned upside down," Richard German said.

 "We went to church Sunday morning and when we came out of church the ash was falling out of the sky and it was dark. It was kind of depressing and it was just a shock," Linda Pasco said. 

"I was down at the river fishing early in the morning and the fish all started jumping out of the lake. We then started catching fish like mad," John Cleghorn said.  

After talking with people about that day, one thing became clear. The event bonded people in our community the way so many tragic and remarkable events in our nation's history always seem to do.

--Hilary Whittier. If you have story ideas please email her at Hilary.Whittier@KNDU.com