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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The men set out early passing the Big Sioux River. Kegs of pork are added to the white pirogue to keep it from being blown off course by the wind. They find buffaloberry, new to science. Camp is across from present Ponca, Nebraska.

From the journals...

I found a verry excellent froot resembling the read Current, the Scrub on which it grows resembles Privey & about the Common hight of a wild plumb—

William Clark

Buffaloberry, Shepherdia argentea

Buffaloberry bush and the Missouri River