Kendall Vanhook Bumpass

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Kendall VanHook Bumpass (November 6, 1809–1885) was an miner, who, in 1865, broke through the surface of a scalding hot mud bank in an active geothermal area, and consequently lost a leg by amputation [citation needed]. The geothermal area was later named "Bumpass Hell", and is today located in Lassen Volcanic National Park in California.