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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition leaves the Ohio River and turns up the Mississippi bound for St. Louis. They make several miles against the current and camp on the eastern shore in present Illinois.

From the journals...

Left our mouring on the Ohio side of the point at 10 OC.
we came too on the Starbd side and stayed all night

Meriwether Lewis

Mouth of the Ohio

Pencil sketch of a small 1833 river community

Pencil sketch by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.