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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Clark sends letters to Cahokia and to Lewis who is across the Mississippi River at St. Louis. The river continues to rise quickly the past several days.

From the journals...

I sent Newman with Letters to Koho. & to Cap Lewis at St. Louis, fair weather    river rise fast

William Clark

Assiniboin pipe tamper

Painting of a decorated pipe with tassles on one end

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1832.