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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

At their winter quarters across from St. Louis, Clark describes a clear day with the hoar frost gilding the bushes and trees and steam rising from the river.

From the journals...

The branch of Trees and the Small groth ar gilded with Ice from the frost of last night which affords one of the most magnificent appearances in nature

William Clark

William Clark

Historical painting of William Clark

Painting circa 1810 by Charles Willson Peale.