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Cascade Range Volcanoes - "Volcanoes and History"

Jean Baptiste Zacharie Bolduc

1843 Eruptions of Mount St. Helens and Mount Baker
(Published in 1847 by Father Pierre Jean de Smet)


Excerpt from:
Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, A Series of Annotated Reprints of some of the best and rarest contemporary volumes of travel ..., Edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites, LL.D., and includes Father Pierre Jean de Smet's Oregon Missions and Travels over the Rocky Mountains, 1845-1846, published in 1847. Early Western Travels published by the Arthur H. Clark Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 1906. Includes a letter of J.B.Z. Bolduc, Apostolical Missionary, to Mr. Cayenne, written at Cowlitz, February 15, 1844.

Eruptions of Mount St. Helens
and Mount Baker, 1843


... Less woody than the regions of the West, the eastern part rises into table-land, which forms the basis of the Mounts Hood, St. Helena, Reignier, and Baker. The summits of these mountains rise to the height of 15 or 16,000 feet, and are crowned with eternal snow. Last year, Mounts St. Helena and Baker became volcanoes. The latter, within the last few months, has undergone considerable changes on the side where the crater was formed. ...


Source: From a letter of J.B.Z. Bolduc, Apostolical Missionary, to Mr. Cayenne, written at Cowlitz, February 15, 1844,
appearing in Father De Smet's Oregon Missions and Travels over the Rocky Mountains, 1845-1846,
published in 1847, included within Reuben Gold Thwaites (editor): Early Western Travels, 1748-1846.
Early Western Travels found at the U.S. Library of Congress Website, 2006,
"American Notes: Travels in America, 1750-1920".


 


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