On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
At Fort Mandan, the temperature rises to zero. Clark heads out to hunt, and it begins to snow. Several Mandan visit the fort, and at one point, Ordway counts 14 Mandan eating in his hut. Gass records three inches of new snow.
From the journals...
14th December Friday 1804
a fine morning. wind from the S. E. the murckerey Stood at '0' this morning
The snow fell about three inches deep.
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