On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
While at their winter quarters across from St. Louis, Clark stages a shooting contest, describes the American lotus, and notes that two men (perhaps Reed and Windsor) were drunk.
From the journals...
January 1st 1804
Several men Come from the Countrey to See us & Shoot with the men, they bring Sugare &c. to trade, I purchase Sugar 6 lb at 1/6 per pound, I put up a Dollar to be Shot for, the two best Shots to win Gibson best the Countrey people won ther dollar—
Harpers Ferry rifle
Rifle provided by the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Missouri.