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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Still at Decision Point, the Captains decide correctly that the south fork is the true Missouri River. Preparations are made to bury and hide any heavy cargo that they can do without. The men prepare to make more rope for towing boats.

From the journals...

The Indian information also argued strongly in favour of the South fork. they informed us that the water of the Missouri was nearly transparent at the great falls, this is the case with the water of the South fork;

Meriwether Lewis

Missouri River at Woods Bottom

Blue sky and water and brown hills of the Missouri River

7 men went out to the high land to dig a cash. a hole in the ground for to burry Some of the articles So that we may find them Safe when we return back.

John Ordway

Hill above the Marias River

Hill above the Marias River