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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Another cold day at the Expedition's winter Camp near present Alton, Illinois. The hunters bring in several grouse and 14 rabbits.

From the journals...

The river Mississipi raised & some the Ice formed above the Missouris broke Loose & floted down, this Ice is 9 Inches Thick

William Clark

Missouri River ice flow

Large sheets of ice flowing in the river

Photo created by the U.S. National Park Service.