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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

At Fort Mandan near present Stanton, North Dakota, the Expedition continues watching the river ice hoping to soon commence their journey across the continent.

From the journals...

cloudy. rained Some at three oclock this morning. the Ice does not run So thick in the River as it did yesterday.

John Ordway

Fort Mandan

Log fort on a rainy day

This photo is provided as a service by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.