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Mount Baker in Washington Territory showing clear signs of volcanic activity

Volcanic Eruption, iconic image
11/26/1859
The almost 11,000 foot Mount Baker overlooking Puget Sound in the Cascade Mountains of Washington Territory began full volcanic activity and was termed as in full activity on November 22, 1859.  Four days later, passengers on a steamer saw vast plumes of smoke rising from the peak. Activity increased into December towards a full eruption.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Edward Singleton Holden, A Catalogue of  Earthquakes on the Pacific Coast, 1769-1897 (Washington,D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1898), 55-56.
Alexander Begg, History of British Columbia From Its Earliest Discovery to the Present Time (Toronto: William Briggs, 1894), 333.

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