On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The boats set out before sunrise making 13 miles against the Mississippi current. Along the way, they pass Cape Cinque Hommes which has many inhabitants and 3 grist mills. Camp is across from present Chester, Illinois.
From the journals...
This is a bold point of rocks forming the extremity of a range of hills which have continued on our Lard quarter for a considerable distance the Creek of the same name which puts in just above it is 20 miles in length and has a considerable number of inhabitants on it, and as many as three gristmills.
Missouri River near Chester
Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.