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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

It is a fair day, and the snow is nearly gone at the winter Camp on the Wood River. Clark notices great numbers of migrating birds heading north, and reports that the laxative pills taken by the sick were working.

From the journals...

Winser killed a Badger.

William Clark

American badger, Taxidea taxus

A large wet rodent with black and white vertical stripes on its face

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