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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Ordway notes that despite the fire, the Fort Mandan guard chimney is white with frost. It is too cold to hunt. Sergeant Gass makes small sleds to haul buffalo meat. Clark uses lynx fur to line his gloves and make a hat.

From the journals...

I line my Gloves and have a cap made of the Skin of the Louservia (Lynx) (or wild Cat of the North) the fur near 3 inches long

William Clark

Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis

Very furry Canada lynx sitting in the snow

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