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Mount Saint Helens, taken April, 1980, by The Columbian photographer Reid Blackburn, who died May 18, 1980, when the mountain erupted.

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1980 Mount St. Helens photos come to light

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — They’re brand new images of a Northwest icon that disappeared more than 33 years ago — the conical summit of Mount St. Helens. Reid Blackburn took the photographs in April 1980 during a flight over the simmering volcano.

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