On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The men continue preparing for their journey up the Missouri River. A French fur trader passes by Fort Mandan on his way to the Mandan and Arikara villages.
From the journals...
Tuesday 5th March 1805.
clear and pleasant. the men at work making coal &.C. a light Squawl of Snow fell about 4 oClock this morning. nothing extroardinary.
Fort Mandan in winter
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