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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition spends the day at the Missouri and Big Nemaha confluence to rest, wash clothes, and make navigational observations. They also sentence Private Willard with 100 lashes for sleeping on guard duty the previous night.

From the journals...

I got grapes on the banks nearly ripe, observed great quantities, of Grapes, plums Crab apls and a wild Cherry, Growing like a Comn. Wild Cherry only larger & grows on a Small bush, on the side of a clift Sand Stone

William Clark

River bank grape, Vitis riparia

Purple and immature green grapes hanging on a vine

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