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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Several people residing in the area visit the winter Camp at Wood River, Illinois. Clark continues to be ill. For his treatment, Lewis sends Shields to gather walnut bark to make laxative pills.

From the journals...

Mes. Cane als[o]. Hanley Sent us Some Butter & milk
Cp L send out Shields to get walnut Bark for pills

William Clark

Black walnut, Juglans nigra

Crooked and wrinkly bark on a black walnut tree

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