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The Steve Raymond Slides of Mount St. Helens document the one-year aftermath and impact of the 1980 volcanic eruption at Mount St. Helens, Washington. The collection includes one hundred twenty-one 35mm color slides taken by writer Steve Raymond, recording the eruption's devastating and transformative impact on the area's landscape and environment. Raymond's images include shots taken from the ground and air (via helicopter) of the North and South Forks of the Toutle River, as well as the Green River, Spirit Lake and Coldwater Lake, and the crater with its pyroclastic flow and lava dome.

Washington resident Steve Raymond is a noted angler, fly-fishing author, and retired editor and manager of the Seattle Times newspaper. When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, Raymond was on a fishing trip with his family at Dry Falls Lake. He documented his experiences in a subsequent Sports Illustrated article entitled "On the Scene: A Day of Fishing Became a Night of Fear When Darkness Fell at Noon". In May of 1981, Raymond and photographer Bill Eppridge were given special access to Mount St. Helens and the recovery zone to prepare a follow-up story entitled "Season of Hope", also for Sports Illustrated.

A detailed guide to this collection is available online at: http://nwda.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv50732

 
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