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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

With water freezing on the oars, the Expedition continues up the Missouri fighting strong head winds. Lewis leads an overland party on the south bank and camps about two miles up the Yellowstone River.

From the journals...

I ascended the hills from whence I had a most pleasing view of the country, perticularly of the wide and fertile vallies formed by the missouri and the yellowstone rivers, which occasionally unmasked by the wood on their borders disclose their meanderings for many miles in their passage through these delightfull tracts of country.

Meriwether Lewis

Junction of the Yellow Stone River with the Missouri

Romantic painting of Rugged hills overlooking the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.