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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

After a very rainy night, the Expedition sets out at 6 am. They struggle against the current making about 18 miles and camp below Tavern Cave. Some Kickapoo present 4 deer for which they receive 2 quarts of whiskey in return.

From the journals...

This Day we passed Several Islands, and Some high lands on the Starboard Side, Verry hard water.

William Clark

We continued our voyage; passed Bonum creek on the south side, and having made fifteen miles, encamped at the Cliffs on the north side of the river.

Patrick Gass

Missouri River islands

Painting of a keelboat and two pirogues heading up the Missouri River

Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.