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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The day is rainy as Clark moves the keelboat past St. Louis. Leaving the keelboat near an island, he crosses the Mississippi where Lewis is gathering information for a report to President Jefferson.

From the journals...

crossed the river to St. Louis, Capt Lewis detain for to acquire information of the Countrey and to prepare Despatchs to the Government by the next mail.

William Clark

Trappists Hill across from St. Louis

Large mound with a cabin on top

Drawing by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.