Wyeast (Volcano IV)

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Wyeast (Volcano IV)
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Dion Cuyler
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Native American Indians of the northwest told early explorers about the fiery Mt. St. Helens.
The Indian name was Louwala-Clough, meaning "Smoking Mountain". According to one legend, this mountain was once a ravishing young maiden, "Loowit".

When two sons of the Great Spirit "Sahale" fell in love with her, she could not choose between them. The two braves, Wyeast and Klickitat/Pahto, fought over her, burning villages and forests in the process.

Sahale was furious. He smote the three lovers and erected a great mountain peak where each fell. Because Loowit was lovely, her mountain, Mt. St. Helens, was a beautiful symmetrical cone of dazzling white.

Wyeast became Mt. Hood, and vents his anger by hurling hot rocks from huge holes, pouring rivers of fire, and fiery rocks into the valleys below.

Klickitat became Mt. Adams, who is distressed to see the virtuous maiden covered in icy snow, so he bows his head as he gazes on St. Helens.

U S Department of Agriculture, 1980,
Scott, et. al. "Geologic History of Mt. Hood Volcano, Oregon", 1997.
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