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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The day brings snow, and Clark has the men start raising the walls at Camp River Dubois. They also cut a road to the nearby prairie. Lewis plans to leave St. Louis for Cahokia in order to write and send letters.

From the journals...

I cut a road to the prairey 2490 yards East    Comminc the Cabins    one Indian Came with meat, 2 Pass to dy    hunters illed Some grouse    Snow

William Clark

Ruffed grouse, Bonasa umbellus

Ruffed Grouse on a road side

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