On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
A large raft of ice comes down the Wood River. Clark receives letters from Cahokia and invitations to balls in St. Louis which is across the Mississippi River from their winter camp.
From the journals...
Wednesday 8th Feby: 1804
the river rises & some running Ice, a Man arrives from Mr. Hay at Koho; with Letters & an Invitation to 2 balls at St Louis
Beaver felt top hat
From the collection of Bud Clark.