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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Clark continues to be sick while wintering near the confluence of the Wood, Missouri, and Mississippi rivers. The hunters have a successful day and a sled is built to haul wood.

From the journals...

Gibson Killed two Deer, R. field one, the men Kill Racoons Rabits &. in great quantity

William Clark

Raccoon, Procyon lotor

A racoon in a small, bare tree

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