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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Ordway leads a party of 5 to bring back the salt and equipment from the Salt Works at the ocean. They are turned back by high winds. Clark describes the Oregon bobcat.

From the journals...

Whitehouse brought me a roab which he purchased of the Indians formed of three Skins of the Tiger Cat

William Clark

wind violent greater part of the day and all night

Meriwether Lewis

Bobcat, Lynx rufus

Either a very small tiger or a very large house cat walking

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