May 18, 1980 — Where Were You?

Do you remember where you were 35 years ago — May 18,1980? David Rencher sure does!

David, FamilySearch’s chief genealogical officer and featured speaker at next month’s WSGS Conference  in Ellensburg, was in Yakima visiting family. He remembers that day clearly as  a mushroom-shaped column of ash from Mt. St. Helens, 90 miles away, rose thousands of feet skyward and drifted downwind, turning day into night as dark gray ash fell over eastern Washington and beyond. Yakima received 4 – 5 inches of ash that morning.

We don’t expect another eruption during the 2015 WSGS Conference in Ellensburg, so we hope to see you there! Register now!