The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens

Mt. St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. The volcanic event was the deadliest in the history of the United States. Here are a few postcards showing the beauty and destruction of the mountain before and after. This first postcard was produced by the Washington State Progress Commission. Here’s a view of Portland, Oregon withContinue reading “The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens”

MGM Grand Fire – November 21, 1980

CITY IN RUINS WHAT: Hotel Fire WHEN: November 21, 1980 approx. 7:10am WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada CASUALTIES: 87 Dead, Over 650 Injured “There was screaming, crying, panic, horror. There was death. And the saddest thing of all about the scene in the MGM Grand Hotel that morning of Nov. 21 is that it need not have happened. ManyContinue reading “MGM Grand Fire – November 21, 1980”

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