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Clark goes seven miles up the river to look for a place to build their winter quarters. Finding no suitable timber and game scarce, they decide to build a fort a little below and across from present Stanton, North Dakota.

From the journals...

I went in th Perogou to the Island 7 miles above to look out a proper place for to winter, it being near the tim the ice begins to run at this place, and the Countrey after a few leagues high is Said to be barron of timber, I found no place Soutable, & we concluded to drop down to th next point below & build a fort to winter in

William Clark

Missouri River

Cottonwoods across the Missouri River