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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The boats set out early and come across George Shannon who has been missing for the past 22 days. He had run out of bullets and ate nothing but grapes and one rabbit that he killed with a stick shot from his rifle.

From the journals...

George Shannon who had been absent with the horses 16 days joined the boat about one oclock. his bullets he Shot all away & he was with out any thing to eat for about 12 days except a fiew Grapes... He Shot a rabit with Sticks which he cut & put in his gun after his Balls were gone.

John Ordway

Forest near Ponca, Nebraska

Thick decidious forest in the hills above the Missouri River