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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

A storm early in the morning awakens the men. After it passes, they continue up a swift Missouri River crowded with snags. They make 10½ miles camping on a prairie they call Fire Prairie near present Levasy, Missouri.

From the journals...

Came 9 miles    encamped on the Southe Side at a Prarie    this Prarie is Called Fire    on the N. Side Comes in a Creek Calleded the Fishing Creek    the Creek is about 50 yards wide and High Land

Charles Floyd

Missouri River from Fort Osage

Large plains river with a large flood plain

Photo by U.S. National Park Service.