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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

After a stormy evening, favorable winds push the boats over 20 miles against the Missouri River current. The Expedition camps west of present Corning, Missouri. Another storm blows in, and Whitehouse names the location Hurricane Prairie.

From the journals...

In the first bend to the left is Situated a Butifull & extensive plain, Cover'd with Grass resembling Timothy except the Seed which resembles Flax Seed, this plain also abounds in Grapes of defferent Kinds    Some nearly ripe.

William Clark

Prairie cordgrass, Spartina pectinata

Tall grass beside a river

Photo created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.