On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
Due to high winds, the boats remain near present Trenton, North Dakota. Clark describes several problems from the blowing sand and dust. Lewis' pocket watch appears to have stopped working because of the dust.
From the journals...
Wednesday April 24th
my pocket watch, is out of order, she will run only a few minutes without stoping. I can discover no radical defect in her works, and must therefore attribute it to the sand, with which, she seems plentifully charged, notwithstanding her cases are double and tight.
24th of April Wednesday 1805
Sent out hunters, they killed 4 Deer 2 Elk & cought Some young wolves of the Small kind
Coyote, Canis latrans
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