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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition continues up the Missouri River reaching present Bonne Femme Creek near Booneville, Missouri. They find a rock projecting into the river with Indian paintings, carvings and good quality flint.

From the journals...

one mile past a rock on the N. Side whare the pictures of the Devil and other things    We Kild 3 Rattel Snakes at that Rock

Charles Floyd

Timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus

Two snakes curled together

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