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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...

the river rises & some running Ice, a Man arrives from Mr. Hay at Koho; with Letters & an Invitation to 2 balls at St Louis

William Clark

Beaver felt top hat

Old top hat made from beaver felt

From the collection of Bud Clark.