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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 5B Another example of Loomis' work is this photo he took on May 21, 1915. It clearly shows the This B.F. Loomis photo, taken on June 14, 1914, is indicative of his fervor to capture the history devastation of the previously well-timbered terrain on Lassen's northeastern slope from months that was unfolding before him. This particular shot is one in a sequence of six he took as the of flooding and mudslides. The "hot rock" in the left foreground was said to still be hot eight day's activity began. The first outbreak of activity on Lassen took place on Memorial Day, May days after it was left there by a mudslide. There was activity about every 15 minutes that day 30, 1914, and was witnessed by Bert McKensie of Chester. This eruption created a new crater on which lead up to "The Great Eruption" the following day, May 22. The mushroom cloud from the mountain that measured 25 feet wide by 44 feet long. Upon hearing about the activity, that event soared 36,000 feet into the sky and was visible from as far away as Eureka on the I.oomis traveled to his homestead near Manzanita Lake to begin chronicling the events on Pacific coast. Photo by B.F. Loomis camera that continued for several months. Photo by B.F. Loomis nnl ry re aval Gregg Scott Staff Writer gscott@plumasnews.com The Lassen Association is offering a numbered limited edition reprint of the original 1926 "Pictorial History of the Lassen Volcano" by B.F. Loomis as a memento of the park's 100-year anniversary. Although there have been several revised printings since 1926, this is the only time the book has been reprinted in its original format with cover, pages and binding that replicat the original version. The commemorative edition of Loomis' "Pictorial History" is limited to 1,000 copies. Each book is numbered and signed by Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Stephen T. Gibbofis, Lassen Association Executive Director Melanie Allen and Lassen Association Board Chairman Sharon Gies. The photographs are taken from Loomis' original glass plates, which are held by the National Park Service and the book is printed and bound entirely in the United States under the direction of Joe Vine at the Copy Center in Red Bluff. The commemorative edition is a unique memento offered during the centennial celebration of the eruptions of Lassen Peak in 1915 and the centennial anniversary of the park, established in 1916. The eruptions were the triggering force that thrust Lassen toward national attention and ultimately led to its rapid national park status in 1916. "Pictorial History of the Lassen Volcano" was originally published in 1926 to tell the story of not only the eruptions, but also the associated impacts to the immediate and surrounding areas. This reprint is an historic look back at a harrowing event that happened right here in our back yard a hundred years ago. The limited edition of B.F. Loomis' "Pictorial History of the Lassen Volcano" is a re-release of his 1926 first edition. There have been several revised reprints, but this edition is a replica of the original and limited to 1,000 copies. Each copy is numbered and signed by the Lassen Volcanic National Park superintendent and board members of the Lassen Association. Photo by Gregg Scott Loomis was the most noteworthy photographer to chronicle the various eruptions of Lassen 100 years ago. Most, but not all, of the 84 photographs in this book were taken by Loomis. Loomis was also one of the first and most significant of the park's benefactors. His donation of land around Manzanita Lake ensured the ongoing preservation of important natural features. His legacy of photographs of Lassen Peak during the eruption has enriched the public's appreciation and understanding of the Lassen region for many years. As a self-taught and avid photographer, he made tireless efforts to chronicle any new events as Lassen Peak began showing signs of activity. Lassen Peak is the largest plug dome volcano in the world and is currently considered active by the U.S. Geological Survey. He became a strong and active advocate for the formation of Lassen Park, and worked diligently to stimulate public interest in the natural wonders of the region. The special edition is being offered as part of the association's ongoing efforts in support of the park. The Lassen Association was founded in May, 1939, as a nonprofit partner of the LVNP with over 200 members. Membership fees, along with donations and revenues from the bookstore at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and the Loomis Museum, support the programs and projects in the park that cannot be funded with tax dollars. The association's focus is on helping the n..ufnerous: ,~:~ educational, interpretive and scientific programs at the park and to help visitors find information about activities for young people, including student resources, the Junior Ranger Program, Chipmunk Club and Volcano Club. The park also provides information about the youth camping program and the new Volcano Adventure Camp slated to open August 2016. The association prints the two park newspapers that visitors receive at the entry gates upon arrival and helps the park with partnership funding for outreach and other publications. The association also provides the patches and books for the Junior Ranger Program and Volcano Club as well as sponsoring the VIP Barbeque honoring park volunteers. To purchase the book visit lassenassociation.org, con't if bIa je Allen at 378-1495 or email ..... ; lassenassociati0n@ yah0o.com. The books are also available at the Book Barn, 619 Oak St., Red Bluff. CH P, from page 4B before the Sierra's left front The motorists neared one corner hit the right front another west of Mohawk corner of Scott's Subaru.Vista Road. A large white pickup truck TenEyck backed up and Wingfield, saw that the wasparked on the north side stopped in the parking lot of Chevrolet was drifting into of the street. It was just east the apartment complex. Scott his lane. He slowed to about of the complex driveway and parked on the north shoulder 5-10 mph and moved to the obstructed the driver's view of Main, west of the complex right to give the approaching to the east. At about 8:55 a.m., driveway, vehicle more room. The she stopped at the end of the Both parties had been Chevy continued to travel driveway. TenEyck waited wearing seat belts. No one into the westbound lane, for a westbound vehicle to was injured, directly into GMC's path. The pass by. She didn't see any two cars collided head on. other vehicles coming so Highway 70, Dec. 10 On impact, the Chevy she accelerated onto Main At 6:37 p.m., it was cloudy traveled onto the north Street intending to turn and snowing heavily. Brent shoulder and came to rest east. Stephens, 34, of Quincy was facing north. It was partially Barbara Scott, 66, of Carson driving a 2008 Chevrolet HHR on the north shoulder and City, Nevada, was driving her eastbound at approximately partially blocked the 2003 green Subaru Outback 20-25 mph. He was having westbound lane of the westbound on Main Street. trouble controlling his highway. The GMC came to a She was west of Buchanan vehicle on the snow-covered stop in the westbound lane Street traveling at a stated 25 road. facing west, just east of the mph. 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