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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The expedition continues preparing for the day they can leave Camp River Dubois. The Weather Diary has the only extant journal entries or notes for this day.

From the journals...

The weather has been generally fair but verry Cold, the ice run for Several days in Such quantities that it was impossible to pass the River    Visited St. Charles

William Clark

Missouri River ice flow

Large sheets of ice flowing in the river

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