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Cascade Range Volcanoes - "Volcanoes and History"
  • HISTORICAL TIMELINE: Cascade Range Volcanoes in Early Journals, Publications, and Newspapers, Dates, etc.
    Large collection of exerpts from journals and publications including George Vancouver (who named Mounts Baker, Rainier, St. Helens, and Hood), Lewis and Clark (who named Mount Jefferson), and Peter Scene Ogden (who named Mount Shasta), and excerpts from early explorers, pioneers, historians, and scientists, who noted volcanic eruptions during the early to late 1800s, including eruptions of Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, and Mount Baker. This timeline also includes newspaper clippings from the late 1800s to early 1900s, which comment on the peaks of the Cascade Range, including eruptions, ascents, and other interesting events, includes Mount Baker, Crater Lake, Glacier Peak, Mount Hood, Mounts Rainier and St. Helens, Three Sisters, the California volcanoes of Cinder Cone, Coso, Shasta, and Lassen Peak, and other interesting "volcano" accounts.

  • Volcano Names
    Brief summary of the Cascade Volcanoes and how they got their names, with links out to other historical writings.

  • Newspaper Clippings
    1850-1915 newspaper clippings about the Cascade Range Volcanoes.

  • First Ascents and Discoveries
    Excerpts from journals, articles, and newspaper clipping describing the first ascents (and discoveries) of the Cascade Range Volcanoes.


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