On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The weather warms enough that the men are able to set pickets. Clark organizes the geographic information that he has received from Jefferson and others, the Indians, and the fur trade clerk that recently visited Fort Mandan.
From the journals...
19th December Wednesday 1804
I engage my self in Connecting the Countrey from information.
David Thompson's map: Bend of the Missouri River, 1798
From the U.S. Library of Congress.
Wednesday 19th Decr. 180
a clear pleasant day. we began to Set up the pickets of our fort.
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