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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

During the night, the guard challenges an intruding animal or person and the men are prepared for action. In the morning, they continue past Missouri River islands cluttered with driftwood. They camp across from present Leavenworth, Kansas.

From the journals...

we passed a Sand barr in the river which was covered for a mile with Drift wood

John Ordway

Missouri River driftwood

Cottonwood logs on the bank of the Missouri River