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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Men with horses are sent to the hunting camp to bring back meat. The camp is 30 miles below Fort Mandan, the expedition's winter quarters, and is reached by traveling down the frozen Missouri River.

From the journals...

2 men Sent with three horses down the River for meat to the hunting Camps, which is about 30 miles distant from the Fort the way they go on the Ice.—

Joseph Whitehouse

Missouri River near Fort Mandan (looking upstream)

Frozen Missouri River near modern Garrison Dam

Photo by United States Geological Survey.