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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The weather is beautiful at the winter camp on the Wood River in modern Illinois. Some men work on the boat in preparation for their journey up the Missouri River. Another man is sent to see if the warring Kickapoo went back to their homes.

From the journals...

Set the workmen to work about the Boat, Sent a man to examine if the Indians had recrossed home.    butifull weath    river Missories rise

William Clark

Keelboat

Stern end of a keelboat

This photo is provided as a service by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.