On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The Expedition sets out early. At noon, they stop to construct a temporary mast so that the keelboat can take advantage of a tailwind. They make 11½ miles and camp opposite an old French trading fort south of present Iatan, Missouri.
From the journals...
July 2nd, 1804
we Camped after dark on the S. S. above the Island & opposit the 1st old village of the Kanzes which was Situated in a valley, between two points of high Land, and imediatly on the river bank, back of the village and on a riseing ground at about one mile
Missouri River at Weston Bend State Park
July the 2nd 1804
We made a Mast of Cotton wood, to day in the Course of the evening & night it turned of a butifull red Colour