On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The day is warm and muggy as the Expedition takes the boats another 12 miles up the Missouri River. Even those not working wet their shirts from sweat in just minutes. They camp near present Wathena, Kansas.
From the journals...
July 6th, Friday.
on the 4th point of to day is a Small Island & a Sand bar 2 miles out in the river, this is Called the Grand Bend, or Grande de Tour, I walked on this Sand bar found it a light Sand intersperced with Small Pebbles of various Kinds, also pit Coal of an excellent quallity was lodged on the Sand
Missouri River near St. Joseph, Missouri
Friday July 6th 1804
a whiper will perched on the Boat for a short time
Whip-poor-will, Caprimulgus vociferus
From birds of New York (New York State Museum. Memoir 12), Albany: University of the State of New York. Plates by Louis Agassiz Fuertes later reproduced in Birds of America (1917) by Thomas Gilbert Pearson (1873-1943) et al.