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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Lewis continues down the Ohio River between present Ohio and Kentucky. Near this date, he passed Salt Lick Creek and the town of Vanceburg, Kentucky.

From the journals...

Just above and on this creek, is a little town called VANCEVILLE, where considerable salt-works are carried on, and salt made of a good quality.

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.