While doing research for Steelhead St Helens there was a great deal of information concerning the erpution. The romanesque building in the middle of St Helens is going to have alot of information about the real eruption of the once beautiful Mt St Helens.
Here are a few photos I have found.
Look closely at the date of the next photo, then see the lack of snow and glaciers.
Mt St Helens was considered one of the most picturesque mountain peaks.