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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...

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.

John Ordway

River-bank grape, Vitis riparia

Blossoming grape flower

Photo by US Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service.