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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Captains take a canoe across the Mississippi to view the site of old Fort Jefferson built in 1780 by Clark's older brother, George Rogers Clark. They also discover several men have sneaked from camp to drink at a nearby trading post.

From the journals...

found a number of our men who had left camp contrary to instructions & drunk, had much difficulty

Meriwether Lewis

Tankard of ale

Bottom of a metal tankard with beer suds spilled on the side