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On the Missouri River, the Expedition encounters a sudden storm. The men jump into the water to stop the boats from blowing into the shore. They camp in present Nebraska near the Nemaha county line.

From the journals...

we set forward: but in a short time a gust of wind and rain came on so violent, that all hands had to leap into the water to save the boat. Fortunately this storm did not last long

Patrick Gass

Keelboat on the Missouri River

Large wooden boat hitting snags in the river

Painting previously located in Southern Hills Mall, Sioux City, Iowa and created by by Split Rock Studios.

passed a handsome Sand beach on the South Side, where we Saw three large Elk the first wild ones I ever Saw. Capt. Clark & drewyer Shot at them, but the distance was too long, they Ran or trotted in to the River and Seamon Swam across after them

John Ordway

Elk, Cervus canadensis

Three bull elk in a Nebraska prairie

Photo by unknown photographer, downloaded from Wikimedia, and used with permission of the GNU Free Documentation License.