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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

After a rain storm, the Expedition heads out. At one point, the men must get in the water and push the boats. They only make 6¾ miles. York's eyes are injured when one of the men throws sand at him in jest.

From the journals...

we passed Some high land on the South Side, Saw Some Crabb apple Trees on the bank &C.

John Ordway

Prairie crab apple, Malus ioensis

Historic drawing of Prairie crabapple blossom and fruit

Photo in the public domain.