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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

While at their winter Camp at Wood River, Illinois, Clark sends letters to Lewis who has been working in Cahokia. The weather warms with rain in the evening, and Clark recovers from his illness.

From the journals...

Sent N Pryor with Letters &c. to Cap Lewis a[t] Kohokia    the river rise, a fall of Snow last night, the Missouris is riseing and runs with Ice    a Cloudy & warm day, I am better &c.    a fine rain in the evening.

William Clark

Quill pen

Quill feather and paper

Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.