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February 6, 1804

It is a fair day, and the snow is nearly gone at the winter Camp on the Wood River. Clark notices great numbers of migrating birds heading north, and reports that the laxative pills taken by the sick were working.

Winser killed a Badger.

William Clark
A large wet rodent with black and white vertical stripes on its face

February 6, 1805

The blacksmiths have been very successful trading their labor with the Indians for corn. Lewis permits them to make more items using the sheet iron from the keelboat's galley stove which has nearly burned through.

the blacksmiths take a considerable quantity of corn today in payment for their labour. the blacksmith's have proved a happy resoce to us in our present situation as I believe it would have been difficult to have devised any other method to have procured corn from the natives.

Meriwether Lewis
Three types of tomahawks, an S-hook, parched corn, and buffalo jerky

February 6, 1806

Gass reports spending the night away from Fort Clatsop under cover of blankets and elk skin. Pryor reports that the Chinook took some of their Elk. The Captains describe the grand fir, douglas fir, and western white pine.

very cold last night think it reather the coldest night that we have had.

Meriwether Lewis

No. 3   A species of fir which one of my men informs me is precisely the same with that called the balsam fir of Canada.

Meriwether Lewis
Top of a green pine tree with a blue sky background