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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...

day of
month
1804
Therm
at Sun
rise
weather wind Therm
at 4
Oclk
weather wind r.
& f.
River
feet
inches
5 10 a 0 f N W 20 a 0   N W f   3

William Clark

Knife and sheath

Sheath decorated with quills

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1832.