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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

In search of the Shoshone, Lewis reaches a major fork in the Jefferson River near present Twin Bridges. Behind Lewis, Clark's group pulls the canoes against the current camping near Waterloo, Montana. Clark finds a fresh Indian track.

From the journals...

we have to double man the canoes and drag them over the Sholes and rapid places. we have to be in the water half of our time.

John Ordway

Cording up the Jefferson River

Painting of the men dragging canoes up the river

this evening we passed through a high plain for about 8 miles covered with prickley pears and bearded grass

Meriwether Lewis

Needle and thread grass, Stipa or Hesperostipa comata

Needle and thread grass on a high prairie