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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Lewis is in St. Louis preparing a report on Louisiana geography and geo-politics for President Jefferson. Clark is with the men across the Mississippi cutting logs to build winter quarters on the Wood River.

From the journals...

Contined to Cut logs, Sent out into the neghbrhood yesterday, Som Indians passed, wind Continu to blow hard    river riseing

William Clark

Missouri, Mississippi and Wood rivers

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

Photo in the public domain.