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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Clark takes the keelboat 14 miles up the Mississippi River. He has difficulty passing rocks projecting 200 feet into the river. At Fountain Creek, the provisions he ordered have not arrived. Lewis leaves Kaskaskia for Cahokia.

From the journals...

above a rock forming a worft [wharf] into the river 200 feet, as the Current of the river sets imedeately against this rock, we had some difecualty in passing it— this Rock appears to be Composed of Grit well calculated for Grind Stones—

William Clark

Shot Tower

Sketch of  large rock along the Mississippi River

Sketch by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.