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Mount Hood in Oregon in volcanic eruption

Volcanic Eruption, iconic image
08/15/1859 to 08/18/1859
Mount Hood in northern Oregon entered full volcanic activity on August 15, 1859 and erupted smoke and flame for three days.  The eruption visibly altered the peak of the 11,000 foot volcano.  Mount Hood, part of the Cascade Mountains saw its last significant eruption to date in 1866.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Edward Singleton Holden, A Catalogue of  Earthquakes on the Pacific Coast, 1769-1897 (Washington,D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1898), 54.


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