On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The Expedition passes small creek where Shannon had waited to be rescued by a fur trade boat. Clark and Lewis explore the White River. At the evening camp below present Oacoma, South Dakota, fresh food consists of grapes and rabbits.
From the journals...
Passed White river on the south side; one of the men and myself went up it to examine the country, and encamped about twelve miles from the mouth, where it is 150 yards broad. We found good bottoms on this creek; but timber scarce, and none upon the hills. The current and colour of the water are much like those of the Missouri.
Photo created by Ammodramus who has released it to the public domain.
No 52 Sept. 15th 1804.
growth of the open Plains
No. 46 The growth of the open praries taken 15th of Septr. 1804