On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The Expedition leaves at first light rowing up the Missouri River. They encounter plenty of game, water fowl, and a large wolf. They pass the Little Platte River and camp south of present Waldron, Missouri.
From the journals...
30th June Satturday 1804
a verry large wolf Came to the bank and looked at us this morning
passd the (1) mouth of a Small river 10 ms. above the Kanseis Called by the french Petite River Platte (or Shoal river) from the number of falls in it
Gray wolf, Canis lupus
Photo created by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.