By Margaret LaPlante

For greater than part 1000000 years, volcano Mount Mazama towered over southern Oregon. at times, it erupted, spreading pumice, ash, and cinders for miles round. Then, nearly 7,700 years in the past, Mount Mazama erupted with such strength that the volcano may not aid itself and it collapsed, leaving a wide caldera. ultimately, the volcanic motion subsided and all used to be calm. Over the following centuries, water and snow amassed within the caldera. In 1902, Crater Lake grew to become a countrywide park.

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