On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The day is fair, so Clark has blankets and other cargo put out to dry before stowing them in the new Camp Dubois storeroom. Three Frenchman chase a wounded swan in a pirogue, and Drouillard sees three bear on the far side of the prairie.
From the journals...
December 27th Tuesday—
at abt. 3 oClock to day three frenchmen in a Pierogue Came down pursuing a Swan which they had wounded Some distance above, the Swan swan [swam] as fast as they Could row their Pierogue and I thought reather gained on the pieroge as they passed they Cought it 2 m below.
Trumpeter swan, Cygnus buccinator
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