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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

At Camp Fortunate, the Captains begin trading for horses with the Lemhi Shoshone. Lewis reflects on his 31st birthday. Late in the day, Clark sets out with Charbonneau and Sacagawea towards the Shoshone villages.

From the journals...

We proceeded on thro' a wide leavel vallie without wood except willows & Srubs for 15 miles and Encamped at a place the high lands approach within 200 yards in 2 points    the River here only 10 yards wide Several Small Streams branching out on each Side below.

William Clark

Red Butte

Red rock and ridge of Red Butte

the River here only 10 yards wide Several Small Streams branching out on each Side below.

William Clark

Horse Prairie Creek

Small creek flowing through sage brush valley