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Woodland Pickets, Alaska, 1969

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"A 1912 eruption [from Mount Martin at Katmai National Park and Preserve] spewed ash as far as Washington state, shredded clothes on lines a hundred miles (160 kilometers) away, but, amazingly killed no one. From a new vent, Novarupta, incandescent pumice flowed down the valley in a glowing avalanche. Woodland pickets, killed by hot mudflows, spike the pale plain."

—From the National Geographic book Alaska, 1969

Photograph by Winfield Parks

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