Terminology - Mount Helens ?
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|Indians of the Northwest called Mount St. Helens "Louwala-Clough," or "smoking
mountain." The modern name, Mount St. Helens, was given to the volcanic peak in
1792 by Captain George Vancouver of the British Royal Navy. He named it in honor of
a fellow countryman, Alleyne Fitzherbert, who held the title Baron St. Helens.
FAQ - What is the true & correct spelling and name for "Mount St. Helens" ?
You will see Washington's famous erupting Volcano referred to as "Mount Helens",
"Mt. Helens", "St. Mt. Helens", "Saint Helens", "St. Helens", "Mount Saint Helens", "Mt.
Saint Helens", "St. Helen", "St. Mount Helens", "Saint Helen", and most commonly: "Mt.
St. Helens". The correct name for this magnificent volcanic eruption is "Mount St.
Helens" which is the only name officially used by the National Volcanic Monument.
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