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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

While at their winter quarters across from St. Louis (Camp River Dubois), a French man comes in to trade onions for tins. He says one of his hogs is missing. Clark finds some of the sleep he lost the previous nights.

From the journals...

Send out Colter & George to the head of the Debouis R. to hunt—
a French man & his family Came to see me to day I trade with them for Onions, & gave Tin &c. This man made Complaint that he had lost a Hogg—

William Clark

Wood River

Historical painting of William Clark

By an unknown photographer.