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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

After a brief morning storm, the keelboat hits bottom on numerous sandbars. The slow progress provides time for hunting. Today's catch includes a buffalo, an elk, several deer, a wolf, five turkeys, and a goose.

From the journals...

a cloudy morning.— Several hunters out hunting. colter joined us    had not found Shannon.

Joseph Whitehouse

Missouri River

Historical painting of the Missouri River before the filling of Francis Lake reservoir

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.