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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Lewis leaves St. Louis arriving at Camp Dubois in the afternoon. All the men are busy preparing for the day will depart on their voyage across the continent.

From the journals...

a Cloudy morning, all hands at work prepareing for the voyage up the Missourie. Cap Louis arrived at 4 oClock from St Louis

William Clark

Mandan digging tool

Mandan digging tool made from bone

Photo: Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, U.S. National Park Service.