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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

As the keelboat travels up the Missouri River, the mast is broken when its rope catches a leaning tree. They camp near lead mines south of present Hartsburg, Missouri. In the evening, they jerk the deer meat brought in by the hunters.

From the journals...

from the top of this rock I had a prospect of the river for 20 or 30 ms. Up

William Clark

Sugar Loaf Mound

Non-descript mound above the Missouri River

Photo by W. Padgett of the U.S. National Park Service.