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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition continues to wait for spring at their winter camp on the Wood River. In the Weather journal, Lewis makes observations about the weather, drifting river ice, and migrating birds.

From the journals...

ice still drifting in considerable quantities, some geese passed fr S.

Meriwether Lewis

Missouri River ice flow

Large sheets of ice flowing in the river

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