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Spirit Lake

noun
1.
a lake in SW Washington, at the N foot of Mount St. Helens: site of devastation during 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens.
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  • Abigail, the youngest daughter who is to figure so largely in the story of the Spirit Lake Massacre, was born in 1843.

    The Spirit Lake Massacre Thomas Teakle
  • “I used to shoot ducks for the market at Spirit Lake,” said Pete.

    The Brown Mouse Herbert Quick
  • Inkpaduta's massacre at Spirit Lake was still remembered and unavenged.

    The Last American Frontier Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
  • The country between the fort and Spirit Lake was uninhabited, and the distance from eighty to one hundred miles.

  • His father and family had been massacred at Spirit Lake by the hands of Indians, who carried away his sister, a child of eleven.

  • This band had planted in the neighborhood of Spirit Lake prior to 1857, and ranged the country from there to the Missouri.

  • The shores of the Okoboji lakes are in the main well wooded, while those of Spirit Lake have only occasional clumps of trees.

    The Spirit Lake Massacre Thomas Teakle
  • The Indian we killed turned out to be the eldest son of Ink-pa-du-ta, who was one of the head devils in the Spirit Lake massacre.

  • The way to Mifflin had led them down the river and the way to Spirit Lake took them back through a rich farming country.

    Rebecca's Promise Frances R. Sterrett
  • As a consequence of this Spirit Lake trouble, we lived in a state of excitement all the summer.

    Mary and I Stephen Return Riggs

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