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MEDIA ADVISORY: USGS Director To Speak at Johnston Ridge Ceremony
Released: 5/14/1997

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
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Phone: 415-329-4000

Dr. Gordon Eaton, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va., will be one of the featured speakers at the Saturday, May 17, dedication of the Johnston Ridge Observatory in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Johnston, a USGS scientist, died on duty in the May 18, 1980 eruption of the Washington volcanic mountain. He was 30 years old at the time of his death.

Saturday’s dedication ceremony will start at 11 a.m., in the theater of the JR Observatory, located at the terminus of the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, on the north slope of Mount St. Helens, about 60 miles northeast of Vancouver, Wash. and Portland, Ore.

Please see "Who Was David Johnston" news release (May 14, 1997) which reviews the life of David Johnston and his career with the USGS.

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