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March 18, 1804

The expedition continues at their winter camp on the Wood River across from St. Louis. The day's events can only be imagined as the Weather Diary represents the only extant journal entries or notes for this day.

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18 10 a 0 f E 52 a 0 f N E f   3

William Clark
Indian dress made from trade cloth

March 18, 1805

Some of the crew building pirogues come to Fort Mandan for supplies. Clark packs the Indian trade goods into 8 bundles so that the pirogues can each carry one. Charbonneau is enlisted as an Interpreter.

collected Some herbs pla[n]ts in order to send by the boat. paticularly the root said to cure the bites of the mad dog and rattlesnake.

Clark or Lewis
Purple coneflower in summer bloom

March 18, 1806

A notice listing the men's names and the intent of the Expedition is hung in the Officer Quarters at Fort Clatsop. A Clatsop canoe is stolen and hidden near the fort. The Captains explain their plan to split into two parties later.

Drewyer was taken last night with a violent pain in his side. Capt. Clark blead him.
These lists of our names we have given to several of the natives and also paisted up a copy in our room.

Meriwether Lewis
Replica of the list of names left at Fort Clatsop