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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The men continue to marvel at the large herds of buffalo and elk as they tow the canoes against the current and headwinds of the Missouri River above present Williston, North Dakota. Lewis analyzes the local minerals.

From the journals...

walking on shore this evening I met with a buffaloe calf which attatched itself to me and continued to follow close at my heels untill I embarked and left it. it appeared allarmed at my dog which was probably the cause of it's so readily attatching itself to me.

Meriwether Lewis


Large bronze of a Newfoundland dog