May 18, 1980 Mt. St. Helens erupted. It caught many off guard and even cost some, their lives. Harry
Truman (not the president, he just happened to have the same name) was the stubborn old man of the mountain that chose to die rather than leave.
Visit the site and see it’s history from the observatory.
I can recall exactly where I was and what I was doing when I was informed the “Mount Saint Helens just exploded and killed a man in Yakima!” (Yakima = pronounced as : Yak Kah Ma with the “Yak” being said the loudest) I’m thinking to myself, “Yakima, how can that be, after all, Yakima is many, many miles away!”