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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Lewis, traveling by land, and Clark, traveling by river, arrive at Cahokia in present East St. Louis, Illinois. Clark is at the town's landing, and Lewis is preparing a formal visit with the Spanish governor in St. Louis.

From the journals...

passed two Islands on the Larbd. Side, one of those Islands large and lies near the main Shore    the other verry Small with a large Sand bar—; the head of those two Ilds. are imedeately below the Meremeck River

William Clark

Mississippi River near Herculaneum

Sketch of  large rock and island in the Mississippi River

Sketch by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.