On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The Expedition tows the boats 21 miles up the Missouri River camping southwest of the present Fourchette Creek Recreation Area in Montana. As they near mountains, the river becomes clearer and has more gravel in its bottom and shores.
From the journals...
Saturday 18th May 1805.
the Missourie is gitting clear and gravelly bottom, & Shore
Missouri River near Wolf Point
May 18th Satturday 1805
I walked on Shore and killed four Deer, 2 common & 2 mule deer, one of which had 3 fauns, 2 others had 2 each, those deer are fat, & their Skins tolerable good, which are now in demand with us for clothes Such as Legins & Mockersons