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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The wind shifts and the weather turns cold. A few pickets are added to the fort, but little else is done. Lewis and several others are visiting Indian villages about 25 miles from Fort Mandan in present North Dakota.

From the journals...

cold & windy. Some pickets out &C.

John Ordway

Fort Mandan pickets

Fort Mandan pickets, blue sky, and a half moon

Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.