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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition travels about 10 miles reaching the last white settlement on the Missouri, La Charrette (present Marthasville, Missouri). The villagers provide milk and eggs.

From the journals...

towards evening we arrived at a French Village called Saint Johns or Charette on the North side of the River. this small Village, is the last settlement of white people on this River; we encamped near it—

Joseph Whitehouse

15-Stripe flag

Sunset light on a 15-stripe flag and canvas tent

Thanks to Pacific Northwest Living Historians and Sacajawea State Park (Washington) for staging this photo.