I just completed watching a special on the Tambora (Pompeii In The East), on the Discovery Channel. Thought others would be interested.
I saw part of that show, (fell asleep, the hazzard of eating dinner and then lying in bed).
The caldera (?) is hugh, five miles across?
"I just completed watching a special on the Tambora"
Saw that too. Excellent.
Indiana became a state in 1816, I've often wondered if there were a connection or the year without summer was an omen.........
This is when my ancestors, who had lived in New England since the 1600's, packed it in and headed for sunny Illinois.