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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Lewis continues down the Ohio River between present Ohio and West Virginia. Near this date, he passed the Little Kanawha River at Point Pleasant, in present West Virginia.

From the journals...

POINT PLEASANT is seated, commanding an extensive view of the Ohio. This is but a small town, but as it is made a place of embarkation for emigrants from the western parts of Virginia descending the Ohio, it may rise to some importance.

Zadok Cramer
Snippet from a book used by Meriwether Lewis to help navigate the Ohio River

Quotation and picture from The Navigator: Or, the Trader's Useful Guide in Navigating the Monongehela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers by Zadok Cramer, Fifth Edition, published in 1806. Lewis used an earlier edition to help him navigate and describe the journey down the Ohio River.