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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Lewis explores the mouth of the Yellowstone River to recommend a site for a military and fur trading post. The pirogues struggle against the wind camping near a pond in present Montana. Several beaver are killed.

From the journals...

The Eagles, Magpies, and gees have their nests in trees adjacent to each other; the magpye particularly appears fond of building near the Eagle, as we scarcely see an Eagle's nest unaccompanyed with two or three Magpies nests within a short distance.— The bald Eagle are more abundant here than I ever observed them in any part of the country.

Meriwether Lewis

Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald eagle's nest

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