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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Signs of spring continue to appear around the winter camp on the Wood River. Some Delaware Indians and Simon Girty pass by on their way to St. Louis. The men continue to make corn meal from parched corn, and Clark is sick.

From the journals...

The buds of the Spicewood appeared, and the tausels of the mail Cotton wood were larger than a large Mulberry, and which the Shape and Colour of that froot, Some of them had fallen from the trees.    the grass begins to Spring.

William Clark

Spice bush, Lindera benzoin

sprig with yellow buds

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all hands parching Corn &c....beating at two morters parched Corn. "I am unwell"

William Clark

Parched corn and corn meal

Yellow grit and corn resembling corn nuts