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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition sails 20 miles up the Missouri River. One boat runs fast on a submerged log. At noon, they stop an hour so that the Captains can adjust Lewis' faulty chronometer. They camp near the Bald Pated Prairie.

From the journals...

passed under a clift of Sand Stone L. S.    a number of Burds Nests in the holes & crevises of this rock which Continus 2 miles

William Clark

Bank swallows, Riparia riparia

Mud bank with bird nests

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