Scenic USA - California
Each day Scenic USA presents a new and interesting photo feature from somewhere in the United States. Chosen from a wide variety
of historic sites, city scenes, backcountry byways, points of interest and America's best parklands, this site offers the viewer hundreds
of unique vacation destinations and photographic subjects. Each feature is coupled with a brief explanation. For further detailed
information, links to other sites are provided, but are never to be considered an endorsement.
Points of Interest
|Photos by Gary O'Toole
Old Western Photography
Beginning in the early 20th century, northern California's Mount Lassen began a series of eruptions. In 1915, a major blast blew open a huge crater near the peak, sending hot ash and lava over a three mile radius. Similar to a more recent occurrance at Mount Saint Helens, hot avalanches (fluid lahars), propelled by melted snow, streamed down the slopes wiping out everything in its path.
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