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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The day is warm as the men row and tow the boats up the Missouri. The noise of the oars awakens a curious wolf that is shot by Lewis and Colter. After 15 miles, they camp across the river from present St. Joseph, Missouri.

From the journals...

passed a Bluff of yellow Clay above the Prarie.

William Clark

Missouri River near St. Joseph

Wide Missouri River flood plain viewed from a hill