On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The expedition is waiting and preparing for the right conditions to leave Fort Mandan. The Weather Diary has the only extant journal entries or notes for this day.
From the journals...
[Weather Journal for March 5, 1804]
weather wind Therm
weather wind r.
inches 5 10 a 0 f N W 20 a 0 N W f 3
Knife and sheath
Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1832.