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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Clark enjoys a breakfast of roasted deer ribs and coffee. Midday, the Expedition runs out of butter. The boats encounter numerous sand bars as they wind up the Missouri River near present Nebraska City.

From the journals...

Came Suddenly into an open and bound less Prarie, I Say bound less because I could not See the extent of the plain in any Derection, the timber appeared to be confined to the River Creeks & Small branches, this Prarie was Covered with grass about 18 Inches or 2 feat high and contained little of any thing else

William Clark

Prairie

Rolling hills and short-grass prairie