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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition passes old Fort Charles, a starting point for a previous exploration of the upper Missouri. They camp on a sand bar east of present Homer, Nebraska naming the camp Fish Camp. Men are sent to invite the Omaha to council.

From the journals...

I and 3 more of the party went out to the Village or to the place where it formely Stood. we passed through high Grass in the low prarie....which was verry fatigueing for the high Grass Sunflowers & thistles &C all of which were above 10 feet high, a great quantity of wild peas among those weeds, we broke our way through them till we came to where their had been a village of about 300 Cabbins called the Mahar village.

John Ordway

Tallgrass prairie

Tall grass prairie in full summer height