On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The crew of the pirogue waiting for Whitehouse at the Gasconade River fires shots to guide him. They join the main party during the night. In the morning, the entire Expedition travels 14 miles camping near present Mokane, Missouri.
From the journals...
Wednesday May the 30th 1804.
the Soil is good the timber is Cotton-wood Secamore hickery & white walnut &.C. Some Grape vines Rushes &.C—came about 14 miles encamped at Grind Stone Creek or Panther Cr.
River-bank grape, Vitis riparia
Photo by US Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service.