On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The men use rollers and a windlass to move the pirogues onto the high river bank near Fort Mandan. When attempting to move the keelboat, the elk skin rope breaks several times. They make some progress before stopping for the night.
From the journals...
Monday 25th Feby. 1805.
all hands employed fixing the road and gitting rollers. in the afternoon we halled up the 2 perogues without any difficulty. we then made an attempt at the Barge but our Rope which was made of elk Skin broke Several times. we mended it Got hir cleverly Started. night came on and obledgd. us to leave hir laying on the Skids.
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25th of February Monday 1805
those Chiefs gave us Some meat which they packed on their wives, and one requested a ax to be made for hies Sun, Mr. Bunch, one of the under traders for the hudsons Bay Companey—