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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

After fixing the keelboat's mast, the Expedition sets out at 7 am. They pass Petite Saline Creek which provides good water for making salt. They also see the first sign of buffalo. They make 14 miles camping near the present I-70 bridge.

From the journals...

passed the mouth of a Creek Called Saline or Salt R on the L. Sd. this River is about 30 yds. wide, and has So many Licks & Salt Springs on its banks that the Water of the Creek is Brackish,
the water of the Spring in this Lick is Strong as one bushel of the water is said to make 7 lb. of good Salt

William Clark


Large salt crystals on a tin plate