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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

During the night, the wind blows the snow from the plains depositing it in drifts in the leeward areas. Only a few Indians visit Fort Mandan today.

From the journals...

blew verry hard last night, the frost fell like a Shower of Snow, nothing remarkable to day, the Snow Drifting from one bottom to another and from the leavel plains into the hollows &c

William Clark

Fort Mandan

Fort Mandan chimney and table

Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.