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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition remains at the confluence of the Osage and Missouri rivers so the Captains can make navigational observations. Clark measures the width of both rivers and ascends a nearby hill to view the area.

From the journals...

I assended the hill in the point 80 ps. from the pt. found it about 100 foot high, on the top is 2 graves, or mouns, a Delightfull prospect from this hill which Comds. both rivers

William Clark

William Clark

Historical painting of William Clark

Painting circa 1810 by Charles Willson Peale.