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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

A pirogue is sent down the Missouri to collect river rocks to make chimneys. Four are built. Many Indians visit Fort Mandan which is being raised near present Stanton, North Dakota. George Drouillard injures his hand.

From the journals...

1 of the pearogues Sent a Short distance down the River for Stone for the Back of our chimneys    4 backs made &.C

John Ordway

Fort Mandan chimney

Side of a river stone chimney and firewood

Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.