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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Today is a windy day at Wood River, Illinois. The Captains finish writing Indian speeches and give them to Lewis Crawford, a trader. He is also given instructions to collect vocabularies from those Indians.

From the journals...

the buds of the peaches, apples & Cheerys appear—

William Clark

Apple bud, Malus domestica

A single apple tree blossom, fuzzy and green

Photo ©2012 Norbert Nagel. Permission via the Creative Commons 3.0 License.