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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Missouri River is frozen, allowing both the Indians and Expedition hunters to travel on the ice. Whitehouse has frost bitten feet and can't walk back to Fort Mandan. Lewis observes an eclipse of the moon.

From the journals...

Sergt & 5 men went out hunting this morning to Stay out Several days. G. Shannon came in this evening and informed us that Whitehouse had his feet frost bit & could not come in without a horse    Shannon & Collins killed a buffaloe Bull a woolf and 2 porkapines & a white hair.

John Ordway

White-tailed jackrabbit, Lepus townsendii

Light colored rabbit sitting in the prairie

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