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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The supply of charcoal at Fort Mandan runs out, and 5 men are employed cutting wood to make more. Clark reports that the interpreters appear to understand each other better.

From the journals...

colder this morning than it has ben for Several days past. in the afternoon five men employed cutting coal wood as our coal was jest Gone.

John Ordway


Small black chunks of charcoal

Photo taken with permission at Fort Mandan.