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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The day is windy as Clark sets the men to work clearing land and cutting logs to build winter quarters on the Wood River. Captain Clark's Field Notes begin on this day. Lewis is in St. Louis preparing a report on Louisiana geography.

From the journals...

fixed on a place to build huts    Set the men to Clearing land & Cutting Logs— a hard wind all day— flying Clouds, Sent to the neghbourhood, Some Indians pass.

William Clark

Missouri, Mississippi and Wood rivers

Aerial photo of the confluence of the Wood, Missouri, and Mississippi rivers

Photo in the public domain.