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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition heads up the Missouri River a first light. Several parties explore the country on both sides of the river. At camp near present near Arrow Rock, Missouri, rains prevent them lighting their cooking fires.

From the journals...

the land Still further back becoms thin and open, with Black & rasp Berries, and Still further back the Plains Commence

William Clark

Black raspberry, Rubus occidentalis

Small black and red berries

Photo ©2008 Alina Zienowicz. Permission via the Creative Commons 3.0 License.