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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition continues up the river above present Washburn stopping often to talk with the Mandan. Due to numerous sandbars, finding the channel becomes difficult. They hear news that the Indians have recently killed a French trader.

From the journals...

a clear morning. we Set off eairly under a fine breeze from the S. Sailed on

John Ordway

Missouri River morning

Bright blue sky reflected in the Missouri River