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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

As the Expedition travels up the Missouri, they meet two parties who had been trading for furs with the Omaha and Osage. They evening's camp is near the mouth of the Gasconade River.

From the journals...

arrived at the mouth of the Gasganade Rivber at 5 ock P. m on the South Side    encamped on an Island oppeset the mouth of the River which is a handsom Situation    high hiles on the Left Side    the Bottom is of Good quallity &c. armes and ammunition Inspected—

Charles Floyd

Contract rifle with Harper's Ferry replacement lock

Rifle works of a replica Harpers Ferry 1803 rifle

Rifle provided by the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Missouri.